With training camp set to begin in exactly six days, the Philadelphia Eagles still have quite a bit of uncertainty surrounding their football team. They have a new quarterback, a new star wide receiver, a new head coach (Nick Sirianni), and an almost entirely new coaching staff surrounding him.
The 2021 Eagles are going to look a lot different compared to the 2020 Eagles, and that starts in training camp.
Top 3 training camp questions that need answering for the Philadelphia Eagles:
Who’s the starting left tackle going to be?
Quite arguably the most important position on the field, the Philadelphia Eagles still don’t have a solidified starter at the left tackle position. Andre Dillard – who was drafted in the first round back in 2019 – was supposed to be the heir apparent to Jason Peters, but his NFL career has not gone according to plan thus far.
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Dillard struggled in a backup role during his rookie season, and then missed all of 2020 due to a torn biceps.
Jordan Mailata – a seventh round pick in 2018 – performed admirably when thrusted into a starting role this past season, but there’s still questions surrounding his ability to consistently perform in the longterm.
An open competition will take place at the position during camp, with Mailata appearing to have the current edge at the moment.
The front office would likely prefer to see Dillard take control of the job with an impressive showing this summer, but ultimately speaking the team will reward the player who performed better – giving their offensive line the best chance to succeed moving forward.