Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LV Odds & Analysis After Draft

Posted by Aaron . on May 7, 2020 in

The Las Vegas oddsmakers think that the Eagles are definitely a playoff team, as they come into the 2020 season at 18:1 to make it to Tampa Bay to play in the Super Bowl. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Philadelphia Eagles and their odds to win the Super Bowl LV.

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl LV Odds & Analysis After Draft

The 2019 wasn’t the season that the Philadelphia Eagles had hoped for. They had Super Bowl aspirations, but those were cut short, as the Eagles lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round. After making some changes, the Eagles are hoping that 2020 is better.

The one thing that seems to have plagued Carson Wentz throughout his career is his inability to stay healthy. Last season he made it through all 16 regular season games without losing any time to injury, but then got hurt early in the Eagles playoff game and missed the rest of the game. If Wentz can stay healthy, he is one of the top quarterbacks in the league. Wentz’s injury history may have led to the Eagles drafting quarterback Jalen Hurts in the 2nd round. This move was a stunner to almost everyone.

Wentz will be handing the ball off to Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, as Jordan Howard signed with Miami as a free agent. The wide receiver position was a mess for the Eagles last season. They had numerous injury issues, and finished out the season using practice squad players. DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery return this season. The Eagles lost Nelson Agholor in free agency, but used their first round pick to draft Jalen Reagor, a speedster out of TCU. They also drafted John Hightower out of Boise State to add depth to the receiving corps. And we also can’t forget that the Eagles have one of the top tight ends in the game with Zach Ertz.

Defensively, the Eagles lost some key pieces, but between free agency and the draft, they seemed to address those losses. The linebacking group was one of the Eagles weaknesses in 2019. To help address their need for a linebacker, the Eagles drafted Davion Taylor out of the University of Colorado.

Philadelphia’s defensive line was their strong suit last season with Fletcher Cox leading the way. The Eagles strengthened their line by signing tackle Javon Hargrave from the Steelers. This unit should be even stronger this season.

The secondary was strengthened when the Eagles traded for Darius Slay. They also signed Nickell-Robey Coleman from the Rams. This group will definitely be better than last year’s group. Teams picked on the Philadelphia corners last season, but with Slay manning the other team’s top receiver, the Eagles will be in much better shape.

The Eagles will be fighting with Dallas for the top spot in the NFC East. The Eagles should make the playoffs, but how far they go will depend on if Carson Wentz and the receiving corps can stay healthy. The Eagles are also going to need a big season from Miles Sanders. If the Eagles can stay healthy, it should be a fun season in Philadelphia.