One of the best signings that the Philadelphia Eagles made this offseason was signing Andrew Sendejo.
Although his signing hasn’t garnered much attention as it should have, Sendejo’s play style and experience will provide valuable support to a weak Eagles secondary already hampered by injuries and meager performances on the field.
Sendejo is one of the most physical players in the league. To illustrate my point, here’s a highlight video displaying some of the hardest hits that Sendejo has laid on his opponents throughout his career.
Also, Sendejo was spotted wearing this black cap before the start of the season last year, serving as more testament to his aggressive nature.
During the past eight years of his career with the Minnesota Vikings, the duo of Sendejo and Pro-Bowler Harrison Smith helped to propel Minnesota as one of the top passing defenses in the league. During the last three seasons, Minnesota’s defense has been ranked in the top five in terms of the least amount of passing yards allowed. The last time Philadelphia reached the top five in this category? 2008.
Sendejo gets a chance to replicate that success in Philadelphia with Pro-Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod. McLeod is still recovering from a torn MCL he suffered early in the season last year, making a Sendejo a much more valuable option for the number two safety slot at the moment.
Sendejo’s presence in the backfield will certainly add valuable experience. Much of the Eagles secondary is still young and having a veteran safety in the backfield instills confidence that Philadelphia’s secondary can rebound after an abysmal showing in the 2018 campaign.