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NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo on where the Eagles stack up in the NFC

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On BGN Radio 60, John Stolnis and Mike Garafolo chat about the 2019 Eagles and how good they could be this year.

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The debate over whether the 2019 Eagles are a more talented team than the 2017 team is interesting and fun, and whether you think they are or not, it’s clear this roster is loaded with talent and depth. However, the key to their Super Bowl hopes doesn’t necessarily lie on whether they’re better than the ‘17 version of themselves, but whether they’re better than the teams in the NFC they have to go up against.

Gil Brandt, a former Cowboys executive who now works as an NFL Media senior analyst, says the Eagles have the most talented roster in the NFL, which is obviously music to our ears. But there are other contenders.

The New Orleans Saints are absolutely loaded, with Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara giving them perhaps the best QB-WR-RB trio in the league. The Cowboys won the NFC East last year and beat the Eagles twice. The Chicago Bears are a team on the rise, with a terrific defense that can shut anyone down. And the defending NFC champs, the Los Angeles Rams, made the Super Bowl last season with Jared Goff, Brandin Cooks, Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald all part of a roster that is teeming with talent.

So where does that leave the Eagles?

On Episode 60 of BGN Radio, NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo talked about the state of the NFC and where the Eagles fit into the conference’s hierarchy, who made some interesting predictions on which teams might be ready to make the leap into the playoffs in 2019, and which teams could take a big step back. We also chatted about the Wentz contract, the latest on the Dak negotiations, where things stand with the Birds and Malcolm Jenkins and lots more.