3 Eagles on Thin Ice at Midway Point of the Season

Three Philadelphia Eagles players on thin ice at the midway point of the 2023 season.

Oct 1, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24)
Oct 1, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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2. James Bradberry

Philly prioritized re-signing cornerback James Bradberry in free agency, opting to spend on him instead of keeping other veterans. No one could blame the team following his career season in 2022, as the CB looked poised to hold down this secondary for years to come.

However, Bradberry has taken a major step back in 2023 that promps legitimate concern about his long-term future.

Over his first eight games, the former Pro Bowler has recorded zero interceptions and only six pass breakups. He doesn't look at all like the playmaker the Eagles thought they had on their hands when he popped off for three INTs (including a pick-six) and 17 PBUs just one season ago.

Opponents are having much more success against the vet this season as well. After allowing only 40 receptions over 17 games in 2022, he's already given up 29 in just eight appearances this year.

Bradberry going from a key piece of the secondary's strong play to one of the main culprits on a struggling unit isn't what anyone anticipated after his Second Team All-Pro performance. Unfortunately, if he continues to play like this, Philadelphia will seriously need to consider contingency plans on the outside.