The Philadelphia Eagles will spend the coming weeks and months thinking about what might have been if not for the hit by Jadeveon Clowney on quarterback Carson Wentz in the first quarter of their 17-9 wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
And, once again, the Eagles head into the offseason with questions about Wentz’s health.nfl jerseys cheap nike
Wentz made it through the regular season unscathed — an encouraging development after back-to-back seasons cut short due to injury — but played only eight snaps in his playoff debut. Clowney hit Wentz in the helmet and upper back as they crashed into the ground, forcing Wentz to exit because of a head injury.
Quarterback Josh McCown became the first player in NFL history to make his postseason debut at 40 years old, and the 18-year vet filled in admirably (18-of-24, 174 yards), but there wasn’t enough firepower to keep up with quarterback Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.nike nfl jersey cheap
The Eagles were torn apart by injuries all season, particularly on offense, which was operating without all three of its original wide receivers and the entire right side of the starting offensive line Sunday. Tight end Zach Ertz was playing with a broken rib and lacerated kidney.
Through the loss of starters came opportunity, and the Eagles learned they have some promising players in the likes of running backs Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, tight end Dallas Goedert and receiver Greg Ward. But the Eagles need to stack the roster with more young talent, and hope Wentz can stay healthy to guide them.