How good was the Eagles' off-season?
With training camp set to kick off on Monday, the Eagles have completed the bulk of their off-season transactions.
So how good- or bad- was the Birds' off-season?
In their NFL off-season grades, SI.com
gave the Birds a B-plus.
“Philly moved quickly to nab OT Demetress Bell after Jason Peters tore his Achilles, and that should pay off,” SI.com wrote. “The draft went well, too, with Fletcher Cox the first of several picks that could contribute…The off-season was really defined by two trades, though: The Eagles dumped Asante Samuel on Atlanta, and added DeMeco Ryans from Houston.”
The Eagles’ off-season transactions compared favorably to their NFC East rivals. The Giants also received a B-plus, but the Cowboys and Redskins had lower grades, earning a B and B-minus respectively.
The Birds may have received a higher grade had they improved their backup quarterback situation.
As SI.com puts it, “There’s no proven backup QB if Michael Vick gets hurt again.”