A look at the current 2021 Philadelphia Eagles statistical leaders
The Eagles’ season is officially over after a 31-15 loss at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champions Buccaneers.
Philadelphia finished that process 9-8 overall, as Nick Sirianni led his team to a wildcard spot in their rookie season, while Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith and other young players were able to make huge strides in as players.
With all eyes on the offseason, here’s a look at the 2021 Eagles statistical leaders courtesy of Touchdown Wire.
Passing: Jalen Hurts – 3,144 yards
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Hurts has improved leaps and bounds, but he can’t fully read NFL defenses at an elite level, and he doesn’t trust his eyes and the throws that need to be made.
Rushing: Jalen Hurts – 784 yards
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It’s an impressive feat, but it also shows just how lopsided the Eagles’ offense was, with Hurts leading the team in the run despite having four capable running backs on the roster, including the explosive Miles Sanders .
Reception: DeVonta Smith – 916 yards
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Smith broke DeSean Jackson’s franchise record for receiving yards by a rookie, but Jalen Hurts’ struggles as a passer likely cost the former Heisman Trophy winner more than 300 yards this season.
Philadelphia finally has a No. 1 wide receiver, now they just have to ask him for help.
Tackles: Alex Singleton – 137
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Players like Singleton are the exact reason tackles are considered an empty stat. Singleton has led the Eagles in tackles for two consecutive seasons, but is among the lowest-ranked players in his position and passing responsibility.
Bags: Javon Hargrave, Josh Sweat – 7½
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Hargrave and Sweat led the Eagles in the sacks and that’s an impressive mark to grow on.
Steals: Darius Slay – 3
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Slay is a Pro Bowler and should have garnered more than one All-Pro vote, but he’s solidified himself as a true locked-in cornerback.