The Eagles are currently having a turbulent relationship with CB Brandon Boykin, as the player believes that he’s the best choice that the team has had for a while, but thinks that he won’t get a fair opportunity to be a starter. Pay per head software services know that many fans out there would like to see Boykin get the job, but also see plenty of controversy.
Bill Davis, Eagles DC, said that the player’s size won´t set him back in getting a chance to be a starter, but reality seems to be a bit different.
During the past two seasons, even though he featured in less than 50% of the snaps played by a starting outside CB, Pro Football Focus graded Boykin out as one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks. In successive seasons, Boykin only allowed 3 TD’s in pass coverage, and QB’s from opposing teams never had a passer rating that surpassed 77.2.
In the case that Davis is right when he says that the best player would start, there’s a big question mark surrounding Boykin’s relegation. Maybe it’s because Kelly wants to have starting CB’s that are “tall and long”. In either case, Boykin believes that he can be a starter in the league, and if the only way for him to do that is with another team, then so be it.
“I don’t think I’ve entered my prime,” said Boykin. “I know my worth. I know what I can do, what I will and won’t accept. If they don’t want me in Philadelphia, I’ll be somewhere else. Getting interceptions and scoring touchdowns.”
There are some fans and experts who believe that the Eagles’ competition for the No. 2 CB will turn out to be the most contested fight in the team’s training camp. This could be true considering the performances of Boykin and Nolan Carroll. But Kelly has his own methods, something that could set back Boykin from getting his chance to start.
Boykin’s fans and pay per head software services are well aware of the player’s talent on the field, and hope to see him ultimately get the job. However, if he doesn’t, they’re confident that he could land it elsewhere, as there’s no denying how important he is in the NFL, and how much he can contribute to a team. Developments on Boykin will be closely monitored, and hopefully the player’s future will be determined as soon as possible.