The Eagles will enter the 2023 season with one goal in mind: winning the Super Bowl. Anything other than a top finish during the regular season followed by a lengthy playoff run will be considered a failure.
For most teams, that’s some serious pressure. But we, and the rest of the league, know exactly what this squad is capable of. Just look at last year, which featured a franchise record for regular-season wins (14) and a legitimate chance to win the title.
Despite some offseason drama, general manager Howie Roseman managed to retain most of Philadelphia’s key free agents, keeping much of this core intact. He even added some exciting names to the mix, making some parts of this roster even better on paper than the memorable 2022 campaign.
As a result, it’s no surprise the Eagles are one of the top picks to win it all in 2023. In fact, they’re the consensus No. 2 in Super Bowl odds, trailing only the Kansas City Chiefs at most sportsbooks.
And you know what? I still think they’re a great bet to make right now.
Why the Eagles are a great preseason Super Bowl bet
A World-Beating Offense
Philadelphia has everything you want out of a Super Bowl contender, starting with the quarterback.
Jalen Hurts put together a truly sensational 2022 season that made his case as an elite talent at the position. He made serious strides as a passer, registering career-highs in completions (460), yards (3,701) and touchdowns (22) while throwing just 6 interceptions. Meanwhile, the former second-round pick was stellar on the ground once again, racking up another 760 yards and 13 scores.
It’s no coincidence that Hurts’ rise came with an improved skill-position group that saw A.J. Brown arrive last offseason. The Brown trade paid immediate dividends, as the former Tennessee Titan went on to make Second Team All-Pro while enjoying a career year. DeVonta Smith put together a personal-best campaign of his own in his second season as a pro, and those two are back to form one of the league’s best WR duos.
They, along with tight end Dallas Goedert, give Hurts a deadly trio that can get create holes all over the field. I can’t go without mentioning the additions of Rashaad Penny and D’Andre Swift as well to replace Miles Sanders. Both backs are electric with the ball in their hands, and their big-play potential could make the Eagles’ already-strong run game even better in 2023. They’ll also benefit from playing behind an offensive line that’s regarded by many as the best in the league.