By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor
The Eagles announced their 2019 preseason opponents on Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles’ preseason will feature one team that made the playoffs in 2018 and two that made the playoffs in 2017.
The Eagles will host their first game against the Titans at Lincoln Financial Field. The Titans were in competition for the final wild card spot in the AFC last season, but lost their final game to the Indianapolis Colts, who earned the spot by virtue of the win.
The team will then travel to Florida and play the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars were one of the top teams in 2017, but their defense was unable to carry an offense that was impotent and prone to turnovers in 2018. The offense’s failure lead to the hiring of former Eagles QB John DeFilippo as the offensive coordinator and Nick Foles as the starting quarterback. Fans will get to see a short while of Wentz play against Foles in the game.
After the game in Jacksonville, the Eagles will host the Baltimore Ravens for a week of joint practices prior to the game at the end of the week. The Ravens traded up in the 2018 draft to acquire the 32nd pick in the draft for the Eagles. They used the pick to draft new quarterback Lamar Jackson, who lead the team into the playoffs last season. The Eagles used the Raven’s 2018 pick to select Dallas Goedert and still have their second-round pick in the 2019 draft.
For the final game of the preseason, the Eagles will play the Jets, a tradition that has continued since Andy Reid became the head coach of the Eagles. The Jets have not sniffed the playoffs recently, but also have a young quarterback in Sam Darnold ready to take on the reigns. The Eagles hosted the Jets in 2018, so the teams will play in New York (or New Jersey, rather) this year.