We’re just hours away from an intense preseason finale that’ll see 30+ current Eagles fight for a roster battle.
Philadelphia and Indianapolis are likely still hyped up from their joint practice brawl, and starters from both teams will likely sit out with the regular season looming.
With kickoff fast approaching, we’re looking at storylines to watch.
Shane Steichen returns
Steichen returns to Philadelphia on Thursday night after spending two years as the Eagles offensive coordinator.
Who plays who sits
Marcus Mariota is expected to play one series, and it’ll be interesting to see how many starters and key contributors log any snaps with several rookies and veterans playing for roster spots.
The rookie from Florida will start against the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, and it gives Philadelphia fans an early opportunity to see one of the NFL’s young, up and coming quarterbacks up-close and for cheap tickets.
Jason Kelce-Zaire Franklin
The Eagles aren’t likely to pursue the All-Pro running back, but he’s in the city and will be present, while working to land a trade ahead of the season opener.
Tanner McKee has secured the third quarterback spot, but other roster battles and competiitons are still ongoing.
The offensive line, defensive tackle, cornerback and safety positions will also have roster battles play out.