Tony Romo Pegs This Team to Be the Surprise Package in 2021 NFL Season

Published 09/09/2021, 1:30 PM EDT
FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, CBS football analyst Tony Romo walks across the field during warm ups before an NFL football game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys, in Arlington, Texas. Romo is finally in the Super Bowl. After being unable to lead Dallas to the big game, Romo will call the game for CBS in his second season in the booth. But just like Jared Goff and Tom Brady, Romo is coming in with plenty of momentum after his call of the AFC Championship game _ where he predicted many of New England’s plays and tendencies _ drew universal accolades. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)


The Philadelphia Eagles suffered one of the worst seasons in 2020, with a record of 4-11-1. The Eagles failed to make the playoffs because of their poor performance in the NFC East Division.

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Despite all the fuss that the franchise went through the previous season, the former quarterback turned NFL analyst Tony Romo believes the Eagles might take the league by storm this coming season.

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According to a tweet by Eagles Nation, Romo said, “I think they’re going to be a surprise team. They could shock a lot of people and go 10-6/11-5 very quickly. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they have a great season this year.”

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Although the numbers don’t match up with this year’s new 17 game schedule, and no matter how much doubtful the statement may seem. His assumptions, however, might stand out to be true. The Eagles have made some radical changes this offseason which might show its true colors.; or shine as bright to leave others in a state of “shock”.

Are we about to witness a new Philadelphia Eagles?

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One of the biggest changes in the team is the addition of a new coach. Nick Sirianni, the offensive coordinator in Indianapolis, was named the head coach of the Eagles, replacing Doug Pederson.

The Eagles have also named Jalen Hurts as their new QB1 after the departure of Carson Wentz. And including this, the No. 10 overall selection, DaVonta Smith hails the Philadelphia offense with his quick feet.

Jan 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) runs for a touchdown against the Washington Football Team during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles are eagerly looking forward to the season starter, where they meet Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta. The battle of these raptors will prove the credibility of the statement made by Tony Romo.

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Even though the Eagles did not win any of their exhibition matches, it can only be said that great things have humble beginnings and the preseason was as humble as the Eagles can get. Their season starter is just days ahead and the Eagles are just waiting to dominate whoever comes before them.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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