3 Eagles Who Need To Be Benched in the Playoffs

Which Philadelphia Eagles players need to be benched in the playoffs?

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3. Quez Watkins, WR

If the Philadelphia Eagles have to go down with a "ship" in the 2024 postseason, they should let it be Julio Jones and Olamide Zaccheaus at the wide receiver position. AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith are both dealing with injuries, but even if one or both play in this game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, we need to see less of Quez Watkins and more of Julio Jones.

The veteran Jones had a couple of touchdowns just two weeks ago, and although he hasn't gotten many opportunities this season, his veteran experience and knowledge of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (having played for them last season) could be invaluable for Nick Sirianni and the Eagles' offense in the postseason.

At this point of his career, Julio Jones is not nearly the imposing threat he once was, obviously. Everybody knows that. but we're talking about one game to rule them all. One game to keep the season alive.

And in this particular game, the Eagles would be better off relying on Jones and his veteran experience than they would Quez Watkins, who has a QB rating of just 66.1 when targeted this season. That was the worst on the team this season besides Albert Okwuegbunam and Jack Stoll.

With so much at stake, the Eagles need to put their most reliable players on the field both offensively and defensively. And in this case, we need to see more of Julio Jones against the Bucs.

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