2021 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule: Full Listing of Dates, Times and TV InfoMay 12, 2021
The Philadelphia Eagles will begin a new era in 2021 and hope to find more success after last year's disastrous 4-11-1 campaign.
Just three years after winning the first Super Bowl in franchise history, the organization went through massive changes in the offseason. Head coach Doug Pederson was fired and replaced by Nick Sirianni. Carson Wentz was traded to the Indianapolis Colts after recently being considered the franchise quarterback.
It puts the offense in the hands of Jalen Hurts, who enters his second NFL season with a lot of expectations but just four starts of up-and-down play on his professional resume.
The upcoming season could either be one step on the rebuild or the start of something great in Philadelphia. The new 17-game schedule will tell a significant story, available via the team's official Twitter account.
*Full television schedule can be found on the team's official website.
Even playing in the worst division in football last year against a last-place schedule doesn't mean things will be easy for the Eagles.
Philadelphia hosts both Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers and runner-up Kansas City Chiefs. Tom Brady could be looking to get revenge from Super Bowl LII, while Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs offense is extremely difficult to defend.
Other offenses can improve compared to last season, including the Dallas Cowboys (with Dak Prescott healthy) and Los Angeles Chargers (as Justin Herbert continues to gain experience).
It could put a lot of pressure on an Eagles defense that ranked 20th in the NFL in points allowed last year before losing Jalen Mills, Vinny Curry and others to free agency.
If the NFC East improves after all four teams failed to reach .500 last year, the Eagles could have some serious challenges on the 2021 schedule.
The most important games on the schedule for the Eagles will be the six divisional matchups, especially with little separating the squads in the standings.
The Cowboys can be dangerous, especially offensively with a healthy Prescott throwing to an elite core of receivers. The Giants should also improve with Kenny Golladay and Saquon Barkley giving quarterback Daniel Jones a lot more to work with in 2021.
Washington is still the team to watch next year after winning the division last season while returning most of a defense that ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed. The addition of veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick makes the team even more exciting going forward.
Hurts was notably benched against Washington in Week 17 last season after tallying two rushing touchdowns in the first half. He also failed to get much going through the air, finishing 7-of-20 for 72 yards with zero touchdowns and one interception.
It was a microcosm of the quarterback's first season in the NFL, in which he showed flashes of brilliance but still left everyone wanting more.
The 2020 second-round draft pick will get two more shots at Washington next season in Weeks 15 and 17, getting the opportunity to prove he can beat a good defense and help the Eagles compete for a division title.
With first-round pick DeVonta Smith joining the roster that already has promising young wideout Jalen Reagor, there will be plenty of talent around the quarterback.