Eagles GM Chip Kelly is considering using a ‘high-performance’ bench to replace the low-revenue bench
The Philadelphia Eagles are considering using bench benches to replace some of their lower-receiving players, per a report from ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
The Eagles are expected to move to a high-receiver-efficiency approach when the season starts, with one of their top receivers, DeSean Jackson, likely to be the only one on the field for at least one full game.
The plan will likely involve placing the No. 1 receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, on the bench, which would allow the team to get more plays of the ball to the tight ends.
It’s a move that might not be ideal for a team like the Eagles, which are in a rebuilding phase after missing the playoffs last year and missing the postseason last year as well.
The team will be relying on players like Josh Huff and Zach Ertz, both of whom have struggled at times during the season.
The Eagles will be looking to replace their starting receiver, and it’s unclear whether they’d be willing to take the risk of putting their best player on the high-risk bench.ESPN’s Vaughn McClure reported the plan is for the Eagles to use the bench bench at all times, and that the team might use the high performance bench as a placeholder during games.