NFL 25 Dream Teams that ended up being failures: 3. 2011 Philadelphia Eagles
This is the team that started the “Dream Team” mantra in football. Before this, we left the dream teams to basketball, and at least those dream teams were dominant. The 2011 Philadelphia Eagles had a ridiculous offseason. They added by far the best free agent to hit the market at any position in a long time when they agreed to a five-year contract. This was after they already traded for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from the Arizona Cardinals the day before. This was already a secondary that had Asante Samuel.
The Eagles weren’t done with just superstar cornerbacks. They added pass rusher Jason Babin to get more pressure on the quarterback. They added former starting running back Ronnie Brown to backup LeSean McCoy. And they gave a contract to Vince Young after he was released by the Titans. He was the one that gave this team the “dream team” name in the preseason. That name followed them for the rest of the season.
Michael Vick regressed severely after returning for possibly the best season of his career in 2010. He missed three games, and Young was even worse. It started off great, though. The Eagles won their first game against the Rams 31-13. Then they lost four in a row.
It put this superstar team in a place they didn’t expect. It was now fighting for their lives in the middle of October. They ended up puttering to an 8-8 record after winning the last four games of the season, but it was too little too late.