“Speed Kills” – Philadelphia Eagles Star Expects Big Things for the 2020 Season

Published 07/15/2020, 3:30 PM EDT


The 2019 season could have turned out very differently for the Philadelphia Eagles had luck been on their side. The Eagles were hampered by injuries to offensive and defensive players last season, however, they still managed to make the playoffs.

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This was the third consecutive season that the Eagles made it to the playoffs.

Eagles’ right tackle, Lane Johnson, was one of the players who suffered injuries last year. He played in just three games and missed the postseason as well.

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However, the former Super Bowl winner is confident that the Eagles can do even better if they manage to avoid injuries in 2020.

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Johnson featured in the most recent edition of Good Morning Football and heaped praise on his Eagles’ teammates. The 30-year old NFL veteran was adamant that the Eagles can be title contenders yet again if they manage to stay healthy throughout the season.

“We’ve got some speed now. Speed kills, so along with DeSean (Jackson), we’ve got a bunch of 4.3 guys that can really separate the field, and really a lot of it is just staying healthy.

“Speaking for myself and for other guys, if we stay healthy, I believe we’ll be contenders again,” Johnson said.

Carson Wentz is ready for a prime-time season this year, says Johson

Carson Wentz was one of the stand-out performers for Philadelphia last time out in the league. The 27-year-old North Carolina man played through multiple injuries in 2019.

He displayed strong leadership skills as the Eagles bowed out of the wildcard playoffs following a loss to Seattle Seahawks.

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Wentz was forced to leave the football field in the first quarter of that game after getting hit in the helmet. Had he stayed on the field, things might have ended differently for Doug Pederson and the Eagles.

Regardless, Johnson claims that the 2020 NFL season is Carson Wentz’s time to shine.

“I think we all have something to prove, every year. Especially with how last year ended, with (Carson Wentz) coming out early with the hit by (Jadeveon) Clowney.

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“But as far as his competitiveness, his drive, this is it for him. As far as having the pieces around him this year really ready to click, I think he’s ready for a prime-time season. When he’s healthy, man, he’s so dangerous,” Johnson added.

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Daniel Arambur

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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