The Philadelphia Eagles finally did it, they are the Super Bowl champions. With the city celebrating for the foreseeable future, is sustained success in the cards for this football team?
The wait is finally over for the Philadelphia Eagles, and after watching the team celebrate on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, there is a feeling around the city that this might not be the only parade going down Broad Street in the near future. The Eagles are in a great position, with the team now experiencing what it takes to be successful, any future success they achieve will have a more normal feeling rather than seeming completely new.
A roster plagued with injuries will be getting back to full health this off-as well. Not only will the Eagles be getting Carson Wentz back at some point, but also starting linebacker Jordan Hicks, “The Bodyguard” Jason Peters, and special teams ace Chris Maragos. A team with that many major injuries shouldn’t have been in the position to win the Super Bowl, and yet here we are. The offseason is a great time to refuel and get healthy, but moves are still to be made. Free agency and the draft are the two biggest ways to make those moves, and the Eagles are sure to be active. There aren’t a ton of holes on this Philadelphia roster, but the team does have a competitive advantage that other teams don’t, they are the champions, and that is and always will be an attractive offer to a free agent to come and play on a championship winning team.
There’s only so much you can say about this team, they were underdogs all playoffs, they’ve battled adversity every step of the way, no one liked us except for us, and now this is the city of champions. The scary thought? The Eagles weren’t expected to do much of anything this season, a 9-7 record and fighting for a playoff spot was the consensus thought. Wentz wasn’t supposed to step up like he did, the defense wasn’t supposed to be this dominant, Zach Ertz wasn’t expected to become one of the best tight ends in the league, the stable of running backs weren’t supposed to work out the way it did, and yet, it did.
Another year for this team to grow, another year of trying to prove doubters wrong, and another year to try to get back to the mountain top. It’s time to enjoy the win that the city deserves after years of pain and suffering, but as many of the players said during their speeches, this is just the beginning.