With the likes of Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, and Lane Johnson on the offensive line for Philadelphia, the Eagles have consistently had one of the better lines in the NFL for the past few seasons.
In 2019, the offensive line took their play to the next level, as they were just ranked the best offensive line in the NFL by Pro Football Focus for their play in the regular season. Here's what they had to say about the big men in midnight green:
"When fully healthy, the Eagles' offensive line didn’t have a single weak link, and that is invaluable in a league where weak links are quickly exposed. All five starters — Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson — graded among the top-10 players at their respective positions. Seumalo was the only one who graded outside the top-two players at his position. The most impressive performance on the line belongs to Brooks, who had the highest overall grade of any guard in the NFL after tearing his Achilles last postseason. His season was cut short by injury again last week, but his performance as the top player on the league’s top offensive line has been one of the better stories this season."
After a poor game against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 2 this season, most fans wanted Seumalo benched and replaced. The Eagles stuck with him though, and it has paid off dividends. Seumalo had a monster of a game in Week 17 against the Giants to help Boston Scott rush for three touchdowns to secure a playoff spot.
Andre Dillard was pressed into action early in the season when Peters suffered an injury that held him out for a few weeks. Even though he struggled in his first real action against the Minnesota Vikings, he settled down and in his four starts he played solid enough to keep the offense afloat.
Halapoulivaati Vaitai has also had to play a significant amount this season (402 snaps). He hasn't played like an all-star, but what are you really expecting from your depth offensive lineman? He has played decent enough to allow Carson Wentz and the offense to produce enough points for four-straight wins, which is all you can really ask for.
The Eagles are set for the future with their offensive line. They currently have Johnson, Brooks, Seumalo, and Dillard all locked up through at least 2022 (Johnson, Brooks and Dillard are secured through 2023). If they continue to play like they have in 2019, it should keep Carson Wentz as a happy and healthy quarterback. Watching a happy and healthy Wentz should in-turn put smiles on many Eagles fans' faces.