May 2, 2024   3 MIN READ

Right Fits?

ITB: Is Offense Set at Starters, Backup Positions?


The Philadelphia Eagles offense should expect to be one of the best in the NFL. But they are not without questions.

On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan evaluated the team’s depth on the offensive side of the ball.

Kenny Pickett

GETTY IMAGES: Former 2022 first round pick Kenny Pickett will look to fill the backup QB role for the Philadelphia Eagles.

A.J. Brown

Adam Caplan: “The Eagles knew it was going to be a problem because after this season, there was no guaranteed money and they have some cap challenges. We know the cap number is going to go down significantly next season on his new deal.”

Geoff Mosher: “The Eagles have been doing this for quite a while: giving the extension at the right time and spreading it out over years.”

Kenny Pickett

Caplan: “I talked to someone close to him who says he is in great spirits and the kid loves being here. This system is one of the most quarterback and offensive friendly systems you can be in. It is a hybrid of college concepts with stuff that Kellen Moore has learned at the NFL level from Mike McCarthy and other coaches.”

Mosher: “Someone asked me the odds of Tanner McKee outplaying Pickett and becoming the number two quarterback and I said little to none. Even if Pickett is bad and McKee still looks good, they are going to start the season with Pickett at number two.”

Saquon Barkley

Caplan: “If Barkley can’t play, and his injury history would tell you he probably will not play in. a couple of games, what is their answer? Are they really going to go with Kenny Gainwell and Will Shipley if he is out for three or four games?”

Mosher: “They don’t have a need for running back, but with Barkley’s injury history, you don’t want to be in a situation where your top two running backs are Kenny Gainwell and Will Shipley or Kenny Gainwell or Ty Davis-Price. That would be an area Howie (Roseman) would look at if Barkley were to have an injury, you might want to bring in a veteran.”

C.J. Uzomah

Mosher: “Without Jack Stoll, there is some open competition for the ‘Y’ tight end, but I would think Uzomah would be unquestionably the leader.”

Caplan: “He will be the ‘Y’ if he can move…he is an experienced guy who has been to the Super Bowl. You would think if they go 12 personnel it will be Uzomah and Goedert.”

Tyler Steen

Caplan: “Unless he completely doesn’t know what he is doing in OTAs and mandatory minicamp, he will enter training camp as the number one [right guard] on the depth chart. That doesn’t mean he will be the starter in September.”

Mosher: “They want him to be the starter, they absolutely do.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for

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