2. 2011-’12 “The Dream Team”
Record: 8-8, second place in the NFC East
What? The Dream Team isn’t the most disappointing team since 2000? Just hear me out here.
With a lockout shortened offseason, new general manager Howie Roseman looked to make his mark on this organization with a free agency period unlike any other in Eagles history.
First, Howie traded backup quarterback Kevin Kolb for Pro Bowl cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. What ensued from here was remarkable.
Roseman signed interior defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins along with pass rusher Jason Babin. He then bolstered his offense by bringing in running back Ronnie Brown, quarterback Vince Young (who infamously dubbed this squad “The Dream Team”) to be the team’s backup, as well as guard Evan Mathis, who actually turned out to be arguably the best signing from this offseason.
To top it all off, Howie then brought in the most sought after free agent on the open market, All Pro corner Nnamdi Asomugha.
This team had all the pieces to make a Super Bowl run, how could this not end in at least a solid playoff run? Well, naming your offensive line coach as the team’s new defensive coordinator is a good start.
The team struggled all season, eventually finding themselves at 4-8. They did reel off four straight wins to end the year and would have made the postseason if a few things fell there way around the conference. Regardless, with the expectations being Super Bowl or bust, this season will always be remembered as one of the worst in Eagles history.