6 Eagles on Thin Ice Heading Into the Playoffs

These six Eagles are on thin ice as the team stumbles into the playoffs on the heels of a 1-5 stretch

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5. James Bradberry, Cornerback

Throughout his career, there have been a lot of highs and lows for James Bradberry. He took over for Josh Norman back in 2016 for the Carolina Panthers and wound up playing his way into a three-year, $45 million deal with the New York Giants in 2020. He then made the Pro Bowl with them during his first year in the Big Apple but was released just one year later.

Bradberry landed with the Eagles where he played well at times in 2022. However, he was also guilty of a penalty in the Super Bowl when he tugged the jersey of JuJu Smith-Schuster which set up the winning field goal. Despite this, he signed a three-year extension with Philadelphia only to continue to struggle.

Week after week, Bradberry has been burnt with his worst performance coming against the Seattle Seahawks. Drew Lock led a game-winning drive and every pass of the series went to the receiver Bradberry covered, including the winning touchdown by rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba.

Bradberry had a 58.2 coverage grade from PFF and according to Pro Football Reference, he gave up 677 yards and allowed 12.1 per completion. He was also charged with 11 touchdowns against him. That's not ideal for any starting defensive back.

Heading into the playoffs, he's someone the opposing team is going to continue to target and if he doesn't figure out a way out of his slump, it's going to be a long postseason for him.