Philadelphia Eagles: Michael Bennett Bolsters Philly’s Title Defense
On Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a deal that would send defensive end Michael Bennett to Philly.
Philly will also receive a seventh-round pick, meanwhile, Seattle will get wide receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick.
This deal improves the Eagles chances of winning a second straight Super Bowl by adding another elite pass rusher to one of the best d-lines in the NFL.
The Eagles have two capable quarterbacks in Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. They also have a surplus of running backs and have received huge contributions from Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz.
The Eagles’ defense was fourth in points allowed per game (18.4). They also ranked fourth in total yards given up (306.5). The Birds also were first in rush yards allowed per contest (79.2).
Brandon Graham led the Philly D in sacks with 9.5. Chris Long provided an extra punch with five sacks of his own. Pro Bowler Fletcher Cox (5.5 sacks) and rookie Derek Barnett (5 sacks) also were terrifying for opposing quarterbacks to face as well.
Adding Michael Bennett Was Huge For The Eagles
Bennett certainly has big play capability. In 2017 the 32-year-old had 8.5 sacks and reached his third Pro Bowl.
Philly has plenty of depth in their front seven, but Bennett can help them go to a new level of dominance.
With Bennett becoming more vocal over the years one might think of that as a problem, but if things escalate in the wrong direction, Philly could always trade him or cut him. However, with there being a strong possibility that the Eagles can win a lot of games in 2018 that may lower the chances of Bennett feeling too open in front of the media.
The Eagles can win the NFC East again and if they get a balanced attack on offense, then don’t be surprised if they make it to another Super Bowl.