Philadelphia Eagles S Patrick Chung has had an incredibly rough start to the season with his new team, and he’s showing exactly why the New England Patriots decided that they were better off looking elsewhere. Not only is Patrick Chung one of the most injury prone players in the league, but he’s also putrid in coverage. His only real assets to a defense are his leadership and hard-hitting, and those two traits only take you so far. The fact that the Eagles are playing Chung at free safety only exacerbates his struggles, because Chung is one of those players who can only be useful when played strictly in the box. The Eagles are paying the price for signing Chung to a three-year deal worth $10 million (with $4.25 million of that guaranteed), and that aforementioned aggressive, hard-hitting style of play leaves Chung vulnerable to injuries (especially shoulder injuries).
Chung was a game-time decision last week against the Denver Broncos, and the Philadelphia Eagles decided to hold him out of that game. It could be the same story for Chung this week, as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Chung is going to be a game-time decision again this week.
He was able to travel with the team to face the New York Giants, and he is once again listed questionable on the injury report with a shoulder injury he suffered in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Patrick Chung was limited at practice all week, and his status is once again up in the air. With the way he’s struggled this season, I think the Philadelphia Eagles are better off starting a 100% Earl Wolff instead of an injured Patrick Chung.