6 Eagles Defenders on Thin Ice After Vic Fangio Hiring

A new defensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles could put pressure on these 6 defensive players

Nov 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24)
Nov 5, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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2. James Bradberry, CB

By now, every fan in Philadelphia knows how rough it got for James Bradberry by the end of the season. The former Carolina Panthers and New York Giants defensive back has spent the past two seasons with the Eagles and has been the No. 2 corner across from Darius Slay, Jr.

The plan was to have two highly talented corners on the boundaries but Bradberry struggled throughout the year. Pro Football Reference tabbed him with 11 touchdowns surrendered on the year, which is more than he had in the past two seasons combined.

There was no game worse for Bradberry than their loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 18. Facing backup quarterback Drew Lock, the Eagles squandered a late lead and fell 20-17. The winning drive featured Lock going after whoever Bradberry was covering and he couldn’t hang with DK Metcalf as he moved down the field with ease. Then, it was rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba who ran past him for the winning touchdown.

Oftentimes, a cornerback such as Bradberry who has shown promise in the past could prove to be negatively impacted by poor scheme or play-calling. Perhaps the change is good for him and helps him turn back the clock. If not, he might be in danger of missing the cut this year.