The Philadelphia Eagles had high expectations heading into training camp after they turned out to be one of the biggest disappointments of the 2012 season after finishing with a 4-12 record. Hopefully, the Eagles are capable of bouncing back in 2013 after numerous changes were made to the coaching staff this offseason, but unfortunately–it looks like the team could be in need of help in the passing game with the latest injury to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin.
Upon first examination, #Eagles fear a torn ACL and MCL for WR Jeremy Maclin, I’m told. Awaiting official word, though. In MRI now.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2013
Philadelphia fears the worst with Maclin as the wideout suffered a knee injury during practice on Saturday and unfortunately–early signs indicate he suffered a torn ACL and MCL. While the team is anxiously awaiting the results of an MRI, this was the last piece of news the Eagles needed to deal with at this point in the offseason considering how much of an impact Maclin has been to the passing game over the last four years.
Say what you want about Maclin being injury prone, but the truth is he’s proven to be dangerous in the passing game when healthy. If Maclin does in fact miss the remainder of the season, it will be interesting to see how Philadelphia manages to adjust without him in the passing game, but one thing is certain–it won’t be easy.
There were already concerns over the consistency of the Eagles group of wide receivers and the pressure on DeSean Jackson could be taken to a whole new level heading into the 2013 season.