3 Eagles on Thin Ice After Kellen Moore Hiring

With Kellen Moore tabbed as the new Eagles offensive coordinator, there could be a few players that don't fit within his vision for next season.

Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift (0)
Dec 31, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back D'Andre Swift (0) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Quez Watkins

It’s hard to take any stock in Los Angeles’ offense this season, as they struggled with multiple injuries, including to starting quarterback Justin Herbert.

However, in Moore’s four-year run with the Cowboys, Dallas’ offense produced 27.7 points per game. During those years in Dallas, we saw the No. 1 wide receiver (CeeDee Lamb/Amari Cooper) and starting tight end (Dalton Schultz) play a big role in the passing game.

We could see the same thing happen in Philadelphia with their two star wide receivers (A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith) and a star tight end (Dallas Goedert). Therefore, the WR3 in the Eagles’ offense may not play a significant role.

This season, the WR3 spot for the Eagles rotated between Quez Watkins, Julio Jones, and Olamide Zaccheaus. Watkins has top-tier speed, which separates him from the rest of the pack, but he couldn’t stake his claim as the No. 3 wide receiver.

Former Cowboys Cedrick Wilson Jr. recorded 602 yards and six touchdowns in 2021 as Dallas’ WR3 behind Cooper and Lamb. However, Watkins doesn’t possess the same skill set as Wilson and didn’t create explosive plays over the last couple of seasons.

Watkins is set to be an unrestricted free agent and will likely be playing elsewhere next season, where they will utilize his speed in a different role.