Each offseason, Pete Prisco of CBS Sports reveals his list of every NFL team's most overrated and most underrated player. These kind of lists make for good discussion while we kill time before training camp starts, so let's take a look at what he said about the Philadelphia Eagles. We'll start with his list of overrated players.
Jason Peters - He was once considered one of the best in the league, but age is starting to impact his play. He was hampered some by injuries last season and he did miss two games. But at 34, he isn't the player he used to be, even if some still think he is that. Maybe a change in coaching staffs will help.
Man. It's tough to see a future Hall of Famer like Peters deemed "overrated" but it's not totally baseless. Peters obviously did struggle to stay healthy last season. He has a degenerative condition and he turns 35 after this season. It's more than fair to be concerned about how he'll hold up at starting left tackle.
Despite the reasonable concerns, however, the Eagles seem pretty comfortable with Peters starting for at least one more year. Perhaps they feel like putting him on a lighter practice schedule will help keep his body fresh enough to last through the season.
It's not like the Eagles need Peters to have a career year in 2016. The team isn't expected to compete for a title anyway. If he can be at least merely good and stay healthy, that would be ideal. The depth at tackle behind him isn't great so he just needs to stay on the field.
My pick for the Eagles' most overrated player has to be Sam Bradford. (Shocker, right?) Bradford isn't overrated on the national scale so much as he is by a smaller group of local fans. I don't hate Bradford, but the bottom line is he's not a championship caliber quarterback. To this point in his career he hasn't even been able to lead his team to a mere eight wins in one season. Bradford's supporters constantly make excuses for him; it's never his fault. Look, Bradford isn't the only quarterback in NFL history to deal with drops and a less than perfect supporting cast. The Eagles correctly recognize Bradford isn't the long-term answer. It's only a matter of time before Carson Wentz takes over as Philadelphia's next franchise quarterback.
Moving right along, Prisco's pick for the Eagles' most underrated player probably won't surprise you.
Malcolm Jenkins - Jenkins is a hybrid player who can line up outside, down in the box or in the deep middle. He has started at both corner and safety in his career, which makes him an important part of the Eagles defense.
Though I can't disagree with the Jenkins pick, my choice for the Eagles' most underrated player would be Bennie Logan. As his unofficial hype man, you probably already knew that was going to be my choice. The 26-year-old defensive tackle was quietly one of the best run-stuffing linemen in the NFL last season. Now it'll be interesting to see how he adjusts to playing in Jim Schwartz's 4-3 wide-nine defense. The feeling here is he can be even more dangerous as a pass rusher than he was before. Logan should benefit from Fletcher Cox drawing double teams on a regular basis. Logan has a lot to play for this season since he's entering a contract year.
And now we turn it over to you. Who are your picks for the most overrated and underrated Eagles players?