Eagles Roundtable: Which Player Has Disappointed Most?

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Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) drops back to pass against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New York Jets 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

T.J. Fiorillo, Staff Writer

Selection: Sam Bradford

Bradford’s arrival may have been the most anticipated of any Eagles quarterback since Donovan McNabb made his first start in 1999.  To say he’s been underwhelming thus far in his Eagles tenure would be totally accurate.

At times, the signal-caller has flashed. He nearly led the team back in Atlanta and made several nice throws to help lift the Eagles to their first win on Sunday in the Meadowlands.Week 2’s game against Dallas could haunt this team at the end of the season. The Cowboys presented several opportunities for the Eagles offense. In a game where something — anything — could have made the difference between 1-1 and 0-2, Chip Kelly needed his quarterback to string some plays together. Here’s to hoping that the Sean Lee interception won’t hurt the team’s long-term playoff chances.

The 1-2 start can’t wholly be pinned on the quarterback. With issues abound on the offensive line and defensive backfield, there’s enough blame to go around. There have been several key drops and two of Bradford’s four interceptions first bounced off an Eagle pass catcher’s hands.

Now, with all of that being said, the Eagles stand at 1-2. Momentum is on the team’s side and next week they’ll take on a Redskins squad that has plenty of its own issues.

A 2-2 start is entirely plausible. But it’s tough to put aside what could have been had Bradford just produced at a slightly higher level.