4 Former Eagles Failing Miserably With Their New Teams in 2023

Sometimes the grass isn't always greener on the other side. That's the hard lesson these former Philadelphia Eagles had to learn after switching teams ahead of the 2023 NFL season.
Miles Sanders is one of four ex-Eagles having a miserable time with his new team.
Miles Sanders is one of four ex-Eagles having a miserable time with his new team. / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Marcus Epps, S, Las Vegas Raiders

Marcus Epps is someone whose role with the Eagles grew as time went on. After he was claimed off waivers (via Minnesota Vikings) in 2019, Epps spent his time in a backup role during his first two seasons in the City of Brotherly Love.

However, things changed in 2022 when Epps became a full-time starter, playing 99% of defensive snaps. The added responsibility paid off as he went on to set personal bests when it came to tackles (94), solo tackles (70), and defended passes (6). He even recorded 13 tackles in three playoff games with six of them coming during the Super Bowl.

Unsurprisingly, Epps wanted to cash in on his career year, signing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders in March. While some fans were sad to see him go, it doesn't look like they're missing out on much.

Epps has been largely invisible during his first campaign with Las Vegas. For starters, he's on pace to finish a second straight season without an interception. His numbers are down across the board as he only has 54 tackles (on pace for 66) and a trio of broken-up passes through 14 games.

That's without mentioning how opposing QBs boast a 70.4% completion percentage and 105.5 passer rating when targeting him. His 11.5% missed tackle rate is also a career-low for the 27-year-old.

Pro Football Focus also has Epps ranked as the 41st safety out of 91, highlighting just how average he's been. In other words, Eagles fans likely aren't too upset that his regression is hurting another team.