It’s time for the Eagles’ 2006 review and 2007 offseason preview. I’ll go position by position, player by player, talk about what they did and give them a grade based on how they played and what was expected of them, and talk about what they will be doing this offseason and next year. I’ll review team needs, players that need to go and what players the Eagles could be interested in. Let’s start with the Quarterbacks.
QB Donovan McNabb: 10 games and starts, 180/316, 57% completion, 2647 passing yards, 8.38 yards per attempt, 18 TD passes, 6 INTs, 95.5 QB rating, 32 rushing attempts, 212 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs, 2 fumbles lost
Best game: vs. DAL- 18/33, 354 passing yards, 2 passing TDs, 0 INTs, 112.4 QB rating, 1 rushing TD
Worst game: vs. TEN- 6/13, 78 passing yards, 0 passing TDs, 1 INT, 33.5 QB rating
In the 10th game of the season against
QB Jeff Garcia: 8 games, 6 starts, 116/188, 61.7% completion, 1309 yards, 6.95 yards per attempt, 10 TD passes, 2 INTs, 95. 8 QB rating, 25 rushing attempts, 87 rushing yards, 2 fumbled lost
Best game: vs. CAR- 21/39, 312 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 0 INTs, 105.9 QB rating, 5 rushing attempts, 12 rushing yards
Worst game: vs. NYG (playoffs)- 17/31, 153 passing yards, 1 passing TD, 0 INTs, 4 rushing attempts, 14 rushing yards
Jeff Garcia surprised everyone when he came off the bench after Donovan McNabb’s injury and helped turn the Eagles into a playoff team. His season started slowly in the
QB A.J. Feeley: 2 games, 0 starts, 26/38, 68.4% completion, 342 passing yards, 9 yards per attempt, 3 TD passes, 0 INTs, 122.9 QB rating, 1 rushing attempt, 3 rushing yards
Best game: vs. ATL- 22/33, 321 passing yards, 3 passing TDs, 0 INTs, 128.5 QB rating, 1 rushing attempt, 3 rushing yards
Worst game: @ IND- 4/5, 21 passing yards, 0 passing TDs, 0 INTs, 84.2 QB rating, 1 fumble lost
As the third string QB, A.J. Feeley didn’t get much of a chance to play. After being released by
Overall Quarterback Grade: A
QB Donovan McNabb: He’s going to have to work hard to get back from his knee injury, and hopefully he’s ready for opening day. If not, I have enough confidence in the backups to keep the seat warm while he rehabs. McNabb’s strong arm and playmaking ability really go well with the rest of the players on offense. There’s no controversy, and he’s the guy next year assuming he’s healthy.
QB Jeff Garcia: He’s a free agent, and he wants to test the waters. Despite poor seasons in
QB A.J. Feeley: He signed a two year contract, and evidently he was promised that he would be the #2 QB for the 2007 season, which would mean Jeff Garcia is gone. The Eagles probably weren’t planning on Garcia playing as well as he did, but they’re generally a team that keeps promises like this. I’m fine with Feeley being the #2 QB over Garcia, mostly because it means that much more room to sign Stallworth and maybe a free agent or two. He’s significantly younger than Garcia, and he can be a franchise backup QB, if that makes any sense.
Potential Free Agent Solutions:
None to be excited about
Potential Draft Solutions:
All second day selections