The doomsday preppers have already built a bomb shelter for the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles. They are in rebuild mode and not expected to sniff the playoffs, right? Not exactly, according to one former NFC East rival quarterback.
Former Dallas Cowboys star Tony Romo thinks the Eagles could be a “surprise team” who could finish 10-6 or 11-5 and win the NFC East. Romo, an analyst for CBS Sports, was very complimentary of the entire Philly organization from team owner Jeffrey Lurie to head coach Nick Sirianni during a recent conference call with NFL reporters.
“I think the Eagles are going to be a surprise team,” Romo said, via CBS3. “If you go in and think they’re really not ready, they could shock a lot of people and go 10-6 or 11-5 very quickly. That’s an uphill battle right now but I still think they have a lot of talented players and the coaching staff is good. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Eagles have a great season this year.”
Romo also thinks big things are in store for new quarterback Jalen Hurts. The second-year player went 1-3 last year as the starter while throwing for 1,061 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for 354 yards and three scores.
“Jalen Hurts has an opportunity to show his ability and you’re not afforded that many in the NFL,” Romo said. “But he showed a lot of flashes last year and he has a chance to be very good.”