Philadelphia Eagles Best Players of All Time

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most revered franchises in professional football, with a storied history that dates back to 1933. For over eight decades they have been an integral part of NFL culture and remain a perennial powerhouse in the NFC East division. The team has won countless championships and produced some of the greatest athletes ever to play on Sundays. From iconic coaches such as Andy Reid and Dick Vermeil, to franchise legends like Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins, it’s no wonder why so many fans flock to Lincoln Financial Field each season for another chance at seeing their beloved Eagles soar.

1. Brian Dawkins

Safety

Brian Dawkins Career

  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2004, 2006)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2009)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1999, 2001, 2002, 2004–2006, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1996)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 20 retired
  • Second-team All-American (1995)
  • First-team All-ACC (1995)

Brian Dawkins was a two-time All-Pro safety who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos throughout his NFL career. He was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on October 13th, 1973 and attended William M.

Raines High School before playing college football at Clemson. After being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996, he spent six years with the team before moving to Denver in 2009 where he won a Super Bowl title that year.

In 2018, after 11 seasons out of the game due to injuries, Brian retired from professional football following stints with both Baltimore Ravens (2012) and Washington Redskins (2016). Dawkins was an All-Pro linebacker in the NFL for nine seasons and played in four Pro Bowls.

After playing college football at Temple, Dawkins entered the league as a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999. He quickly became one of the best linebackers in the league, earning four consecutive First-team All-Pro honors from 2001 to 2004. In 2006, Dawkins suffered a career-threatening knee injury that forced him to miss most of the season.

However, he bounced back strong and led Philadelphia to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1978 later that year. The Eagles lost 44–7 to New England Patriots but Dawkins was named MVP of the game after recording 11 tackles and 2 sacks on defense and catching 1 pass for 17 yards on offense (including an 18 yard touchdown reception). Following his retirement following the 2007 season, Dawkins served as executive director of player development with Philadelphia before joining Chip Kelly's staff with Oregon as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator in 2013 where he helped lead team to two Pac 12 championships – including a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin – before retiring again following 2017 season due to health concerns related to multiple concussions sustained throughout his career..

2. Reggie White

Defensive end

Reggie White Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XXXI)
  • 2× NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1998)
  • 3× UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year (1987, 1991, 1995)
  • 8× First-team All-Pro (1986–1991, 1995, 1998)
  • 5× Second-team All-Pro (1992–1994, 1996, 1997)
  • 13× Pro Bowl (1986–1998)
  • 2× NFL sacks leader (1987, 1988)
  • NFL 1980s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 92 retired
  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  • Green Bay Packers No. 92 retired
  • Bart Starr Award (1992)
  • First-team All-USFL (1985)
  • Unanimous All-American (1983)
  • SEC Player of the Year (1983)
  • First-team All-SEC (1983)
  • Tennessee Volunteers No. 92 retired

Reggie White was an American football defensive end who played 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He was named to 13 Pro Bowls and won two NFL MVP Awards.

Reggie White's nickname of "The Beast" stemmed from his incredible strength and power on the field. In 1994, White suffered a neck injury that ended his career prematurely.

He later died from complications related to the injury in 2004 at 43 years old. Reggie White is considered one of the greatest pass rushers in NFL history and is also remembered for his role as a mentor to younger players during his time with the Packers organization Reggie White was a dominant defensive player in the NFL for many years.

He was a three-time UPI NFC Defensive Player of the Year and two-time Pro Bowl selection. White is also remembered for his Super Bowl victory with the Philadelphia Eagles in XXXI. After playing for the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Falcons, White retired from football in 2001 at the age of 38.

3. Jalen Hurts

Quarterback

Jalen Hurts Career

  • Pro Bowl (2022)
  • CFP national champion (2017)
  • Sugar Bowl Offensive MVP (2017)
  • Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2019)
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2019)
  • First-team All-SEC (2016)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
  • SEC Freshman of the Year (2016)

Jalen Hurts started his career at Alabama before transferring to Oklahoma in 2019. He has appeared in 20 games with the Philadelphia Eagles over the past two seasons, completing 59% of his passes for 1,089 yards and six touchdowns.

Jalen is set to be a key part of the Eagles' offense next season, and he could have an excellent chance at winning the starting job ahead of Mike Vick. Jalen Hurts is a talented quarterback who has played at the highest level of college football.

He was one of the most successful quarterbacks in 2018, leading Alabama to an undefeated season and a championship victory over Georgia in the College Football Playoff. In his rookie year in the NFL, Hurts had some impressive stats - he completed 58 percent of his passes and threw for 7,677 yards.

However, he also had 44 touchdowns to 18 interceptions which shows that there is still room for improvement as a player. It's expected that Hurts will be given more responsibility with time - especially after being named starter for Week 1 of the 2019 season. If he can continue to develop and perform well on the field then he could have a bright future ahead of him in professional football

4. Donovan McNabb

Quarterback

Donovan McNabb Career

  • 6× Pro Bowl (2000–2004, 2009)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th anniversary team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 5 retired
  • 3× Big East Offensive Player of the Year (1996–1998)
  • Big East Rookie of the Year (1995)
  • 4× First-team All-Big East (1995-1998)
  • Syracuse Football All-Century Team
  • Syracuse Orange No. 5 retired

Donovan McNabb is a former NFL quarterback. Donovan McNabb played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins in his career. Donovan McNabb was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999 and played with them until 2009.

After leaving Philadelphia, Donovan McNabb signed with the Washington Redskins and played there from 2010-2011 before retiring from football. Donovan McNabbs accolades include winning two Super Bowls (2001, 2005) as well as being named to five Pro Bowls during his career Donovan McNabb is a two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler.

Donovan McNabb was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1999 and spent his entire career with the team. Donovan McNabb led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first championship in 2004, and he also played a major role in their second title win in 2009. Donovan McNabbs success as an NFL quarterback has been largely due to his ability to make plays downfield with his arm or legs, which has made him one of the most dangerous quarterbacks in history.

After retiring from professional football, Donovan McNabb embarked on a successful television career as an analyst for various networks including ESPN and Fox Sports 1.

5. Fletcher Cox

Defensive tackle

Fletcher Cox Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • First-team All-Pro (2018)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (2014, 2015, 2017)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2015–2020)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2012)
  • First-team All-American (2011)
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)

Fletcher Cox is a dominant defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the team in 2012 and has since become one of their most important players.

Cox is known for his physical play and ability to disrupt offenses on defense. He has been a part of two Super Bowl championships with Philadelphia, in 2013 and 2017.

Cox is an excellent pass rusher, recording 43 sacks during his career thus far. The 32-year-old should continue playing at a high level into the future as he remains an integral part of the Eagles' squad Fletcher Cox is a superstar defensive player in the NFL.

He has won multiple awards and accolades, including three First-team All-Pro selections and six Pro Bowl appearances. Cox was born in Gainesville, Georgia, and played college football at Mississippi State before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013.

In his 11 seasons with the Eagles, he has been one of the most consistent defenders in the league, anchoring an Eagle defense that has made several playoff appearances.

6. Harold Carmichael

Wide receiver

Harold Carmichael Career

  • NFL Man of the Year (1980)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1973, 1979)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (1973, 1978–1980)
  • NFL receiving yards leader (1973)
  • NFL receptions leader (1973)
  • NFL 1970s All-Decade Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • All-SWAC (1970)

Carmichael was a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Jets in the NFL. Carmichael is most notable for his performance during the 1983 season with the Jets, when he caught 66 passes for 1,106 yards and seven touchdowns.

Carmichael also played two seasons with the Dallas Cowboys before retiring after the 1984 season. In total, Carmheimer had over 1,000 receptions and 10 thousand yards in his career as a wide receiver. After retirement from football, Carmichael worked as an analyst on ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcasts until 2001.

He has since retired from that role as well but continues to work occasionally as a commentator on other sports events.. Harold Carmichael is a Philadelphia Eagles Director of Player and Community Relations who has worked in the NFL since 1978. He was elected to the Eagles Hall of Fame in 1990 and his number 8 was retired by the team in 1997.

Carmichael played football at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale where he set records as both a receiver and punt returner, earning All-America honors from The Associated Press, College Football News and United Press International. After playing for six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Carmichael spent three years with the Washington Redskins before retiring after the 1986 season.

Harold Carmaniel now works as a director for player development within NFL teams and also assists with community outreach initiatives through his work with various charities such as Reading Is Fundamental (RIF).

7. Chuck Bednarik

Linebacker

Chuck Bednarik Career

  • 2× NFL champion (1949, 1960)
  • 10× First-team All-Pro (1950–1957, 1960, 1961)
  • 8× Pro Bowl (1950–1954, 1956, 1957, 1960)
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 60 retired
  • Maxwell Award (1948)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (1947, 1948)

Bednarik is considered one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history. He was a seven-time All-Pro, and won three championships with the Eagles. Bednarik was nicknamed "The Iron Man" for his durability, which led to him playing nearly every down during his career.

Bednarik's highlight reel includes an incredible 49 sacks in his career, second only to Reggie White among defensive players in NFL history. After retiring from football, Bednarik served as an assistant coach for the Eagles before passing away at age 89 years old A two-time NFL champion and 10-time first-team All-Pro, Bednarik was a dominant player in the 1950s and 1960s.

He is one of just four players to be selected to both the Pro Bowl and Hall of Fame, as he was inducted into the Eagles' hall of fame in 1971. Chuck Bednarik also won two Maxwell Awards, which are given to college football's best lineman. With 169 career games played over 14 seasons with Philadelphia, Bednarik ranks third all time on their list behind only quarterback Norm Van Brocklin (215) and running back Billy Cannon (203).

8. Randall Cunningham

Quarterback

Randall Cunningham Career

  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1992)
  • First-team All-Pro (1998)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1988, 1992)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (1988–1990, 1998)
  • NFL passer rating leader (1998)
  • 3× Bert Bell Award (1988, 1990, 1998)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • UPI NFC Offensive Player of the Year (1990)
  • Second-team All-American (1984)
  • First-team All-American (1983)
  • 2× PCAA Offensive Player of the Year (1983, 1984)
  • 3× First-team All-PCAA (1982–1984)
  • UNLV Rebels No. 12 retired

Randall Cunningham was a versatile quarterback who played for six different teams during his 16-year NFL career. He is best known for leading the Philadelphia Eagles to two NFC Championship games and winning one Super Bowl in 1995.

Cunningham also had success with the Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys, posting passer ratings of over 90% in each of those seasons. In 2000, he was released by the Dallas Cowboys after completing just five passes in four games that season due to injury.

After spending 2001 out of football, Cunningham signed with the Baltimore Ravens but retired after just three games due to injuries again later that year.. Randall Cunningham is one of the most successful and recognizable quarterbacks in NFL history. He was a four-time Pro Bowler, three-time Second Team All-Pro, and two time NFC Offensive Player of the Year.

Randall enjoyed a lengthy career with the Philadelphia Eagles before retiring following the 2002 season. In his 13 seasons as a starter, Randall led his teams to 10 playoff appearances, including an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIX against New England Patriots where he threw for 310 yards and 3 touchdowns en route to victory. Randall is also well known for his charity work off of the field - he has raised millions for various causes over the years through his "Randall Cunningham Foundation".

When not playing football or giving back to society, you can usually find Randall spending time with his wife Deanna and their children at their home in Delaware County Pennsylvania

9. Jason Kelce

Center

Jason Kelce Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • 4× First-team All-Pro (2017–2019, 2021)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2014, 2016, 2019–2022)
  • 2× Second-team All-Big East (2009, 2010)

Jason Kelce started his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2011. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2011 draft and played for them from 2011 to 2018.

In 2018, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep him with them until 2021. Jason Kelce is one of the most consistent centers in the league and has been voted to three consecutive Pro Bowls (2012-2014).

He also won a Super Bowl ring as part of the Philadelphia Eagles team that defeated New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII on February 4th, 2019 Jason Kelce is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time Second Team All Big East player.

Jason Kelce was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Jason Kelce has played 175 games over his career, starting 175 of them. He has been an instrumental part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory in 2018 and their run to four straight First Team All Pro appearances (2017-2019).

Outside of football, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as hunting and fishing.

10. Brandon Graham

Defensive end

Brandon Graham Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2016)
  • Pro Bowl (2020)
  • Big Ten Most Valuable Player (2009)
  • First-team All-American (2009)
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2009)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2008)

Graham was drafted 13th overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2010 NFL Draft. He has played for the Eagles since 2010 and has been a mainstay on their defensive line ever since.

Graham is a two-time Pro Bowler, having received his first accolade in 2017 after recording 11 sacks that season. His athleticism and explosiveness have made him one of the best defensive ends in football over the course of his career so far.

Brandon Graham is a former first-team All-American and pro bowl selection who had an outstanding career in the NFL. Graham was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2009 draft and played there for six seasons before being traded to Seattle Seahawks in 2017.

In his six years with Philadelphia, Graham recorded 449 tackles, 70 sacks, 21 forced fumbles, 7 fumble recoveries and 8 pass deflections. After two seasons with Seattle (2017-2018), he was traded to Arizona Cardinals where he finished out his career last season.

11. Brian Westbrook

Running back

Brian Westbrook Career

  • First-team All-Pro (2007)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2004, 2007)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th anniversary team
  • Walter Payton Award (2001)
  • 2× A-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2000, 2001)

Brian Westbrook is a former running back for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted in 2002 by the Philadelphia Eagles, and he spent seven seasons with the team before signing with the San Francisco 49ers in 2010.

Westbrook has rushed for over 10,000 yards and scored over 50 touchdowns during his career, making him one of the most successful running backs in NFL history. He is also a three-time Pro Bowler (2007–2009), two-time First Team All-Pro (2006, 2007), and one-time Second Team All-American (2000).

In 2009, he won Super Bowl XLIII against Pittsburgh Steelers as part of the Eagles' victory parade after their first championship appearance in franchise history. Westbrook retired from professional football following the 2013 season to spend more time with his family; however, he announced his return to play for the Arizona Cardinals later that year..

Brian Westbrook was a key player on the Philadelphia Eagles from 2001 to 2007. He was an All-Pro twice and won the Walter Payton Award in 2001. Westbrooke finished his career with 6,335 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught for 3,941 receiving yards and 30 touchdowns over that time period. After retiring from football, Westbrook started his own business called "Brian Westbrook Consulting." It is a sports marketing firm that helps athletes get endorsements and manage their careers after they retire from football or basketball.

12. Eric Allen

Cornerback

Career

  • First-team All-Pro (1989)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1991, 1993)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1989, 1991–1995)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1988)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame

Eric Allen was a cornerback and part of the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning team in 1988. He played for three teams, including the Saints and Raiders, before retiring after 2001.

Allen coached at Arizona State from 2003 to 2010 and then with USC from 2011 to 2013 before returning to coaching with Oregon this season. Eric Allen was a standout defensive back for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1988-1995 and earned First Team All-Pro honors in both 1989 and 1991.

He also played in six Pro Bowls, making him one of the most decorated players in Eagles history. Allen holds NFL records for interceptions returned for touchdowns (4) and forced fumbles (6). Following his retirement as an Eagle, Eric now works as a defensive backs coach with the San Diego Fleet of the American Football League (AFL).

13. DeVonta Smith

Wide receiver

DeVonta Smith Career

  • 2× CFP national champion (2017, 2020)
  • CFP National Championship Offensive MVP (2020)
  • Heisman Trophy (2020)
  • Maxwell Award (2020)
  • Walter Camp Award (2020)
  • Biletnikoff Award (2020)
  • Paul Hornung Award (2020)
  • AP College Football Player of the Year (2020)
  • Sporting News College Football Player of the Year (2020)
  • Unanimous All-American (2020)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2020)
  • 2× First-team All-SEC (2019, 2020)

DeVonta Smith was a highly productive wide receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He finished his sophomore year with 91 receptions for 1,421 yards and 12 touchdowns.

In his junior year, he broke the SEC record for most receiving yards in a season (1,953) and became only the second player in NCAA history to have over 2,000 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns in two seasons.

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Smith tenth overall in 2021. As a rookie he made an impact from day one catching 18 passes for 265 yards and three touchdowns en route to earning Second-Team All-NFL honors. DeVonta is currently signed through 2024 with potential for an additional two years if on good terms with Philly's front office at that time of expiration..

DeVonta Smith is a versatile running back who has excelled at both the college and professional levels. He was named CFP National Champion Offensive MVP in 2020, Heisman Trophy contender in 2020, Maxwell Award winner in 2020, Walter Camp Award recipient in 2020, Paul Hornung Award Winner in 2020, AP College Football Player of the Year candidate for 2020 and Sporting News College Football Player of the Year nominee for 2020.

DeVonta Smith is an all-around player with amazing skills on the ground as well as through the air.

14. Jason Peters

Tackle

Jason Peters Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2013)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2008, 2010, 2014)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (2007–2011, 2013–2016)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Second-team All-SEC (2003)

Jason Peters is a current offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys. He has been with the team since 2012 and has become one of their most consistent players over that time period.

Jason was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2004 but did not play football in college, opting to go out for basketball instead. The Eagles were able to sign him as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and he became a mainstay on their line until 2020 when he signed with the Chicago Bears.

Jason's athleticism allows him to be versatile enough to play both guard positions or center if necessary, which makes him very valuable on any team he plays for. He has started all 128 games he has played in during his career so far and is considered one of the best offensive tackles in the league at his position.

Jason is married with two children and enjoys spending time outside playing sports or just hanging out with friends and family whenever possible Jason Peters is a two-time first-team All-Pro and four-time second team All-Pro. He has also been selected to nine Pro Bowls in his ten year NFL career, which ranks him 2nd all time among offensive linemen.

Peters was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2007 draft and has since played for them through 2016. His accolades include being named an NFL 2010s All-Decade Team member and Second Team All-SEC player from 2003.

15. Darius Slay

Cornerback

Darius Slay Career

  • First-team All-Pro (2017)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (2017–2019, 2021, 2022)
  • NFL interceptions co-leader (2017)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)

Slay was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2013 but never played a down for them. He was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020 and has been one of their best cornerbacks ever since.

Slay is known for his ball-hawking skills, which have led to him picking off over 20 passes throughout his career. His biggest contribution to the Eagles may be as a mentor to some of their younger players, such as Nolan Carroll and Rasul Douglas.

Slay will likely retire after this season, although he has said that he would be open to playing again if asked by an NFL team later on in his career. Darius Slay is a cornerback for the Detroit Lions and one of the best at his position in the NFL.

He was named to first-team All-Pro in 2017 and has also been selected to five Pro Bowls. His 128 passes defended are second most in league history, behind only Richard Sherman. Slay is known for his ability to make big plays on defense, including four defensive touchdowns over the course of his career so far.

16. Lane Johnson

Tackle

Lane Johnson Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • First-team All-Pro (2017)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2021)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2017–2019, 2022)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2012)

Lane Johnson was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 as the 4th overall pick. He played college football at Oklahoma and has been with the team since 2009.

Lane is an offensive tackle and started all 16 games in 2017 for the Eagles. He has appeared in 112 games over his career, including 10 starts, and recorded 39 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one touchdown pass.
His twin brother Luke also plays professional football as a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks Lane Johnson is an offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has started 127 games in his NFL career, and helped the team win a Super Bowl championship in 2018. Johnson was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2013 draft. He has been named to four Pro Bowls and two All-Pro teams during his tenure with Philadelphia. Injuries have been a major concern for Johnson over his professional career, as he's missed over 30 games due to injury since joining the NFL roster in 2013.

However, he rebounded from those injuries earlier this year and continues to be an important member of Philadelphia's offense going forward. Lane Johnson will always be remembered as one of Philadelphia's most successful players ever - thanks largely to his stint with the Eagles' Super Bowl-winning squad this past season.

17. Steve Van Buren

Steve Van Buren Career

  • 2× NFL champion (1948, 1949)
  • 5× First-team All-Pro (1944, 1945, 1947–1949)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1950, 1946)
  • 4× NFL rushing yards leader (1945, 1947–1949)
  • 4× NFL rushing touchdowns leader (1945, 1947–1949)
  • NFL scoring leader (1945)
  • NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
  • NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles No. 15 retired
  • Third-team All-American (1943)
  • First-team All-SEC (1943)

Van Buren was an all-purpose back for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1944-1951. He helped lead his team to a victory in the NFL Championship Game in 1949 and finished with over 2,000 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns during that time.

Van Buren also excelled as a receiver out of the backfield, recording more than 1,000 receiving yards four times throughout his career. After retiring from football, Van Buren worked as both a coach and broadcaster before passing away at 91 years old in 2012.

Steve Van Buren was an All-Pro player in both the running and passing games during his career. He is one of only two players to win back-to-back NFL championships with the Philadelphia Eagles, along with quarterback Norm Snead. Steve Van Buren also holds numerous rushing records for the Eagles and was a key part of their 1940s dynasty.

After retiring from football, he went on to have a successful coaching career, most notably as head coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1969 to 1971.

18. Jordan Mailata

Tackle

Jordan Mailata Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2018–present)

Jordan Mailata was born in 1997 and is from Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia. In 2018 he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles as an offensive tackle and has since played for them.

Jordan Mailata is known for his size (6'8") and strength (365 lbs). He has previously not attended college but started playing football at a young age in Sydney, Australia with local teams before moving to the United States to play college football at Penn State University where he won two Big Ten titles and became a first-team All American in 2017.

His NFL career so far has been successful – making the Pro Bowl after being named second team All Pro in both of his seasons with the Eagles - however, Jordan Mailata wants more out of life than just professional football; he plans on returning back to Australia after his career to start a family and help contribute to society there through charity work or politics when he's done playing football Jordan Mailata is a rugby league player who was born in Australia but has played for the Philadelphia Eagles since 2018.

He is known for his strong running and tackling abilities, which have helped him to become one of the most successful players in Eagles history. Mailata began playing rugby league at an early age and quickly developed into a talented player. In 2017, he was named Player of the Year in Super League, which is regarded as one of the top leagues in world rugby league football. Mailata has also been recognised by several other organisations, including being selected to play for Tonga at international level on multiple occasions.

He is currently contracted with the Eagles until 2024 and looks set to continue contributing significantly to their success moving forward

19. Trent Cole

Defensive end

Trent Cole Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2009)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (2007, 2009)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2005)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • 2× First-team All-C-USA (2003, 2004)

Trent Cole was a huge part of the Eagles' defense for 11 seasons, making three Pro Bowls and being named to the All-Pro team in 2009. After spending two years with the Colts, he signed with the Redskins in 2016 but retired after just one season.

Trent is now an analyst for NFL Network and CBS Sports, providing insight on all things defensive end. Trent Cole is a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and has been in the league since 2005. He was selected to 2 Pro Bowls and Second-team All-Pro in 2009.

Trent Cole also won C-USA Defensive Player of the Year award twice, being named first team all 3 years he played at Kentucky. In 2006, Trent Cole became only UK player ever drafted in 1st round (24th overall) by NFL team when he was picked up by Philadelphia Eagles..

Trent Cole finished his college career with 617 tackles, 90 sacks, 21 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries including a touchdown on defense.

20. Troy Vincent

Defensive back

Troy Vincent Career

  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year (2002)
  • First-team All-Pro (2002)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2001)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1999–2003)
  • NFL interceptions co-leader (1999)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1992)
  • "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year (2002)
  • Bart Starr Award (2005)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Year (1991)
  • First-team All-American (1991)

Vincent was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 1992 NFL Draft. He played for the Miami Dolphins from 1992 to 1995 and then moved on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1996 to 2003.

In 2004, he signed with Buffalo Bills and stayed there until 2006. He then went to Washington Redskins where he played until his retirement in 2013. Vince is a former NFL player who played for the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.

He was drafted by the Eagles in 1991 and went on to play 11 seasons in the league, amassing 794 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two interceptions and one Super Bowl championship ring with the team in 2003. After retiring from football following the 2004 season, Vince transitioned into a role as vice president of player safety for the NFL and has since been instrumental in helping to clean up what has long been considered one of America's favorite sports leagues.

In addition to his work with the NFL, Vincent also serves on several boards including those of StriveWire (an organization that helps young people build successful careers) and The Children’s Hospital at Philadelphia (a hospital dedicated to providing care for children). Troy Vincent is widely respected within both professional football circles and beyond as an exemplary individual who gives back enormously through his work philanthropy initiatives

21. David Akers

Placekicker

David Akers Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2001, 2011)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (2002, 2004, 2009, 2010)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2004, 2009–2011)
  • 2× NFL scoring leader (2010, 2011)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • Golden Toe Award (2011)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame

David Akers is a former NFL kicker who played for the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins and Berlin Thunder. David Akers was undrafted in 1997 but caught on with the Falcons after spending time with the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.

David Akers made his professional debut in 1997 with the Atlanta Falcons where he kicked for two seasons before being traded to the Carolina Panthers in 1999. After playing one season for the Panthers, David Aker was signed by the Washington Redskins and remained there until 2006 when he joined the Berlin Thunder of Germany's Deutsche Football League (DFL).

In 2007, David Aker returned to America to join up with NFL side Philadelphia Eagles where he currently plays as their placekicker Akers is a hall of famer and one of the most successful kickers in NFL history. Akers played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2010 and was an all-pro four times. He also led the league in scoring twice, as well as ranking second in both field goals made and attempted during that time period.

After leaving Philly, Akers signed with San Francisco 49ers but only played one season before being traded to Detroit Lions where he finished his career with another two Pro Bowls and records for most points scored in a single season (166) and most field goals made in a single season (44).

22. Tra Thomas

Tackle

Tra Thomas Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (2002)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2004)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team

Tra Thomas was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1998. He played for the Eagles for 13 seasons, before being traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009.

Thomas then spent three seasons with the Chargers before retiring from football in 2010. Tra Thomas was a standout lineman at the University of Miami where he won 2nd team All-America honors.

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 4th round (101st overall) in 2002 and played his entire 10 year NFL career with them, starting 168 games. He was named to both the Pro Bowl and Second-team All-Pro teams 3 times each during his tenure with Philly and retired after the 2006 season with 1,048 tackles, 44 sacks and 9 forced fumbles.

Tra Thomas currently serves as offensive line coach for IMG Academy in Florida where he has been since 2017

23. Seth Joyner

Linebacker

Seth Joyner Career

  • Super Bowl champion (XXXIII)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1991, 1993)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (1991, 1992)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (1991, 1993, 1994)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (1986)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame

Seth Joyner was a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals during his career. He played college football at UTEP and was drafted by the Eagles in 1986.

He spent most of his tenure with the Eagles, but also played for the Cardinals from 1994 to 1996. In 1997, he signed with the Green Bay Packers and remained there until 1998 when he was traded to Denver Broncos.

With Denver, he won two Super Bowls (1998 and 1999) before retiring in 2001. Joyner began his professional football career with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1986. He was a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-team All-Pro before retiring after the 1994 season.

Joyner is now a broadcaster for ESPN and CBS Sports Network, as well as an analyst on NFL Sunday Ticket and College Football Saturday.

24. Wilbert Montgomery

Wilbert Montgomery Career

  • St. Louis Rams (1997–2005)
  • Running backs coach & tight ends coach
  • Detroit Lions (2006–2007)
  • Running backs coach
  • Baltimore Ravens (2008–2013)
  • Running backs coach
  • Cleveland Browns (2014–2015)
  • Running backs coach

Wilbert Montgomery was one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history, amassing over 15,000 rushing yards and 100 touchdowns. A five-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro selection, Montgomery is best known for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles from 1977 to 1984.

In 1985, he joined the Detroit Lions where he remained until his retirement in 1989. After retiring as a player, Montgomery served as an assistant coach with the Eagles (1990–1994) and Lions (1995–1996). He then became head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in 1997 but was fired after just two seasons due to poor performance on the field.

Since coaching stints at Arkansas State (1997), San Diego State University (1999), Clemson University (2001), Temple University (2003–2005), Rutgers University(2007) and Alabama State University(2008), Montgomery has been out of coaching altogether but remains active in various philanthropic causes Wilbert Montgomery was a running back for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1973 to 1978.

He played in two Pro Bowls and was Second-team All-Pro twice. After leaving football, he became an assistant coach with the Eagles and Detroit Lions before joining the Baltimore Ravens as their running backs coach in 2008. In 2014, Wilbert joined the Cleveland Browns as their running backs coach where he remained until his firing on December 30th of that year . Wilbert is currently an analyst for NFL Network and ESPN

25. Tommy McDonald

Tommy McDonald Career

  • NFL champion (1960)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1959, 1960)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1959, 1961, 1962)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1958–1962, 1965)
  • NFL receiving yards leader (1961)
  • 2× NFL receiving touchdowns leader (1958, 1961)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame (2005)
  • 2× National champion (1955, 1956)
  • Maxwell Award (1956)
  • Sporting News College Player of the Year (1956)
  • 2× Consensus All-American (1955, 1956)
  • 2× All-Big-7 (1955, 1956)

Tommy McDonald was a flanker and halfback for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1957 to 1963. He played in six Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro five times during his career.

McDonald also won two NFL championships with the Eagles, in 1960 and 1961. After retiring from football, he worked as a television commentator for several years before passing away in 2018 at the age of 84.

McDonald was a prolific receiver in the NFL, winning two championships and earning six Pro Bowl appearances. He also holds several records as an Eagle, including being the team's leading receiver in 1961 and 1962.

McDonald is one of just four players to be named both consensus All-American and Maxwell Award winner at Notre Dame. After retiring from football, he worked as a color commentator for Notre Dame broadcasts before passing away in 2006 at the age of 63 years old.

26. Miles Sanders

Running back

Miles Sanders Career

  • Pro Bowl (2022)
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2019)
  • Second-team All-Big Ten (2018)

Miles Sanders was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2019 NFL Draft. Miles Sanders is a running back who played for Penn State from 2016 to 2018.

Sanders has made an impact with the Eagles, rushing for over 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons with the team. In 2020, Miles Sanders set a new record for most rushing touchdowns in a season by a rookie and was named to the Pro Bowl as a result of his performances.

As one of only three players on Philly's roster under 25 years old, Sanders is key to their long-term success and looks poised to lead Philadelphia into contention for titles in future seasons Miles Sanders is a talented running back who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Sanders has been having a great rookie season, rushing for 3125 yards and 20 touchdowns on 590 carries. He is also averaging 8 yards per carry and has made an impact as a receiver out of the backfield, catching 124 passes for 942 yards and three touchdowns. With Saquon Barkley likely to miss time with injury, Sanders could see even more playing time in 2019 and beyond; he would be an excellent RB1 option if he can keep up his current level of play.

Miles Sanders is one of the most exciting young players in the NFL right now, and fans should watch him closely over the next few years to see how he develops into one of football's top stars.

27. LeSean McCoy

Running back

LeSean McCoy Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (LIV, LV)
  • 2× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2013)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2011, 2013–2017)
  • NFL rushing yards leader (2013)
  • NFL rushing touchdowns leader (2011)
  • NFL 2010s All-Decade Team
  • Big East Offensive Player of the Year (2008)
  • Second-team All-American (2008)
  • 2× First-team All-Big East (2007, 2008)
  • Big East Rookie of the Year (2007)

LeSean McCoy is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was also named to the first team All-Pro in 2011 and 2013. In 2015, he joined the Buffalo Bills and helped lead them to their first playoff appearance in 17 years.

McCoy signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019, but they released him shortly after he sustained an injury during preseason play. He has since been picked up by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will be looking to help them reach playoffs this year as well? LeSean McCoy was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft.

He has been a key player for the Eagles since being drafted and has helped lead them to two NFC Championship games (2013, 2017). In 2011, he became one of only three players in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards and score 10 or more touchdowns in a single season. In 2013, he was named to his first Pro Bowl and led all running backs with 112 rushing yards during the game.

In 2016, he recorded 100+ rushing yards in five consecutive contests and finished runner-up for MVP voting behind quarterback Carson Wentz. At 27 years old, McCoy is still developing as an athlete but looks poised to continue playing at a high level into his 30s

28. Norm Van Brocklin

Quarterback

Norm Van Brocklin Career

  • 2× NFL champion (1951, 1960)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player (1960)
  • First-team All-Pro (1960)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1952, 1954, 1955)
  • 9× Pro Bowl (1950–1955, 1958–1960)
  • NFL passing yards leader (1954)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (1952)
  • Bert Bell Award (1960)
  • NFL 1950s All-Decade Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • St. Louis Football Ring of Fame

Norm Van Brocklin was a talented quarterback in the NFL who played for the Rams from 1949 to 1957. He is best known for leading the Rams to two Super Bowl championships, in 1951 and 1955.

In 1969, he became head coach of the Oakland Raiders, but only lasted one season before being fired. Norm Van Brocklin died at age 57 after a long battle with cancer. Norm Van Brocklin was the most successful player in Eagles history.

He led the team to two NFL championships and won MVP honors in 1960. Norm Van Brocklin played his entire career with Philadelphia, from 1950-1955 and 1958-1960. After retiring as a player, Van Brocklin became head coach of Minnesota Vikings for one season before moving on to become head coach of Atlanta Falcons where he stayed for four seasons.

29. Dallas Goedert

Tight end

Dallas Goedert Career

  • First-team FCS All-America (2016, 2017)
  • 3× First-team All-MVFC (2015-2017)

Dallas Goedert was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at South Dakota State and was a two-time All-American selection.

In his rookie season, he finished with 38 receptions for 449 yards and 3 touchdowns. His second season saw him rack up 64 catches for 805 yards and 7 touchdowns, earning him First Team All Pro honors from both AP and PFWA voters.

Dallas Goedert is a 6'5", 262-pound tight end out of South Dakota State University. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round (No. 23 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Goedert had an outstanding rookie season with the Eagles, catching 57 passes for 805 yards and seven touchdowns.

In his second year, he continued to produce, recording 56 catches for 723 yards and six touchdowns despite being targeted less often than in his rookie year due to injuries on both sides of the ball for Philadelphia. This past offseason, Dallas underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL that he suffered during training camp prior to this season but remains hopeful about returning at some point this season or next campaign as long as everything goes well in rehabbing from surgery...

30. Sheldon Brown

Cornerback

Sheldon Brown Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2002–2009)
  • Cleveland Browns (2010–2012)

Sheldon Brown played cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2002-2008. He was a two-time Pro Bowler and helped lead the team to their first Super Bowl victory in 2008.

Brown attended Richburg High School in Lancaster, South Carolina and played college football at South Carolina before being drafted by the Eagles. Sheldon Brown is one of only four players in NFL history to record over 2,000 tackles, 50 interceptions, and 10 sacks (the others are Rod Woodson, Charles Woodson, and Richard Sherman).

After leaving the NFL Sheldon Brown has worked as an analyst on ESPN's "NFL Sunday Countdown". Sheldon Brown married his wife Whitney in 2011 and they have three children together - Sawyer (born 2013), Harper (born 2015), and Lillie Mae (born 2017). Sheldon Brown was a dominant cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns over a 10-year career.

He recorded 6 defensive touchdowns during his time in the NFL, which is an impressive feat. Sheldon Brown was known for his exceptional ball skills and ability to intercept passes. His 143 pass deflections are second only to Hall of Famer Joe Montana on the all-time list among cornerbacks. Sheldon Brown also had some strong tackles numbers - he averaged more than 8 per game throughout his career.

The 2006 Pro Bowler announced his retirement following the 2009 season, having played in 158 games (all with Philadelphia or Cleveland). After retiring from football, Sheldon became a commentator on Fox Sports 1's "NFL Sunday Countdown". In 2015, he joined ESPN as an analyst for their College Football coverage

31. Jon Runyan

Offensive lineman

Jon Runyan Career

  • Second-team All-Pro (1999)
  • Pro Bowl (2002)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team

Jon Runyan was born in Flint, Michigan on November 27th 1973. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his Bachelors degree in Political Science.

After college, Jon worked as a legislative aide for Congressman John Adler before being elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2006. In 2010, Jon ran successfully for office in the 3rd district of New Jersey and served until January 3rd 2015 when he resigned to take a position with the Trump Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs  - an appointment that was widely criticized by both Democrats and Republicans alike due to his lack of experience within diplomacy or government administration .

On February 9th 2017, it was announced that Jon would be resigning from this post effective March 20th after reports emerged linking him to an alleged sexual assault which took place while he was serving as Mayor of Paterson , NJ . The victim has since come forward alleging that she filed a police report but her case was not pursued due to political interference by then-mayor Jeffery Torres (who is now serving time behind bars). Following his resignation from public service, Jon will return home to Flint where he plans on running again for office against incumbent Democrat Brenda Lawrence - who had previously endorsed him during his campaign - in 2018 .

Jon Runyan is one of the most decorated offensive tackles in NFL history. He has been named to five Pro Bowls and was a Second-team All-Pro in 1999. Jon Runyan played his entire career with the Houston/Tennessee Oilers and Philadelphia Eagles, becoming a two-time All-Star while there. After being released by San Diego in 2009, he retired from professional football following that season. In 2018, Jon returned to play for the Titans on an injury reserve list before retiring again after one game due to another injury sustained during practice

32. Zach Ertz

Tight end

Zach Ertz Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2017–2019)
  • Ozzie Newsome Award (2012)
  • Unanimous All-American (2012)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2012)

Zach Ertz is a tight end for the Arizona Cardinals and was drafted in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has played for Philadelphia Eagles (2013-2021) and Arizona Cardinals (2021-present).

He has been a part of two Super Bowl championships with Philadelphia and one with Arizona. Zach Ertz is known as an effective red zone target, recording over 60 receptions in each of his four seasons in the league.

His most productive season came in 2017 when he caught 74 passes for 1,097 yards and seven touchdowns. Injuries have limited him to just 16 games over the past two seasons, but if he can stay on the field it's fair to expect another big year from Zach Ertz this upcoming season.

Zach Ertz is a Pro Bowl tight end who has been among the best at his position in the NFL. He was named first-team All-Pac-12 in 2012 and earned unanimous All-American honors that year. Zach Ertz holds NFL records for most receptions by a tight end in a season (116) and most receiving yards by a tight end in a season (7,247).

33. Malcolm Jenkins

Safety

Malcolm Jenkins Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIV, LII)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Jim Thorpe Award (2008)
  • Consensus All-American (2008)
  • Second-team All-American (2007)
  • 3× First-team All-Big Ten (2006–2008)

Malcolm Jenkins is a safety for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the Saints in 2009 and spent three seasons with them before signing with the Eagles in 2014.

Malcolm Jenkins has been an important part of both organizations, as he's played in 147 games and made five Pro Bowls during his career. His work on special teams has also been integral to his success, as he ranks second all-time among safeties in tackles made on special teams (191).

In 2020, Jenkins will be entering his tenth season in the NFL and is expected to continue playing at a high level until he retires. Malcolm Jenkins is a two-time Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowler. He was named to the Jim Thorpe Award first-team in 2008, and he was consensus All American that year as well.

Jenkins also won Second Team All Pros honors in 2010, 2007, and 2016. Malcolm Jenkins has had an impressive NFL career with totals of 1,044 tackles (11th all time), 13 sacks (tied for fourth) and 21 interceptions (eighth). He ranks fifth on the Saints’ all-time tackle list with 427 total stops since entering the league in 2009 as a rookie free agent out of Ohio State University where he won The Biletnikoff Award as college football's best receiver his senior year playing opposite Terrelle Pryor who went #1 overall by Cleveland Browns scouts only to be traded days later before ever suit up against Oregon or Rutgers leading to some hilarious memes about how bad scouting can be.

34. DeSean Jackson

Wide receiver

DeSean Jackson Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2008–2013)
  • Washington Redskins (2014–2016)
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2017–2018)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2019–2020)
  • Los Angeles Rams (2021)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2021)
  • Baltimore Ravens (2022–present)

DeSean Jackson was born in Los Angeles, California on December 1, 1986. DeSean played college football at California from 2005-2007 and caught 82 passes for 1,332 yards and 15 touchdowns during his tenure.

After playing with the Eagles from 2008-2013, he signed with the Redskins in 2014 where he had a breakout season catching 92 passes for 1,355 yards and five touchdowns. He then signed with the Buccaneers in 2017 before joining up with the Eagles again this season.

With 89 catches for 1,332 yards and 10 scores through 14 games this year so far, DeSean is having another impressive NFL career thus far. DeSean Jackson is a former professional American football wide receiver. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL).

Jackson was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. After three seasons with Philadelphia, he signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent in 2012. In his six-year career, he has amassed over 10,000 yards receiving and 60 touchdowns. Jackson announced his retirement from professional football on March 21, 2019 after 11 years playing in the NFL.[1]

35. Jeremiah Trotter

Jeremiah Trotter Career

  • First-team All-Pro (2000)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2001)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2000, 2001, 2004, 2005)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Consensus All-American (1997)
  • Consensus All-SLC (1997)

Trotter was a linebacker for the Eagles from 1998 to 2001. He then spent three seasons with the Redskins before playing for Tampa Bay in 2007. Trotter had a successful tenure with Tampa Bay, recording over 100 tackles in each of his final two seasons with the team.

Jeremiah is now retired and lives in Texas with his wife and two children. Jeremiah Trotter was a star linebacker at the University of Miami. He was drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1997 and went on to play for them for 11 seasons. Jeremiah Trotter was an All-Pro selection four times, including twice as runner up for Defensive Player of the Year honors.

After leaving the NFL, he has spent time coaching and consulting with various teams across the league. In 2012, Jeremiah Trotter became one of just 24 players ever to be inducted into both The College Football Hall of Fame and The National Football League Hall of Fame

36. Brandon Brooks

Guard

Brandon Brooks Career

  • Houston Texans (2012–2015)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2016–2021)

Brandon Brooks was a three-time All-American at Riverside University in Milwaukee, WI. He played for the Miami (OH) RedHawks from 2007 to 2011 and was named First Team All American as a senior in 2011.

Brandon Brooks was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft and started all 16 games during his rookie season. In 2013, he became an starter for Philadelphia and has made 134 consecutive starts, second longest streak among active players behind Tom Brady's 176 games without missing a start.

Brandon Brooks signed with the Atlanta Falcons on March 9th, 2018 but was released five days later due to injury Brandon Brooks was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-2021. Brandon Brooks won a Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018, and he also made three Pro Bowl appearances during that time period.

Brandon Brooks is a versatile player who can play both defensive line positions; nose tackle and defensive end/linebacker hybrid linebacker, respectively. Brandon Brooks has recorded over 100 tackles and 10 sacks throughout his career thus far in the NFL, making him one of most successful draft picks by Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith in recent years...

37. Carson Wentz

Quarterback

Carson Wentz Career

  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2017)
  • Pro Bowl (2017)
  • Bert Bell Award (2017)
  • 5× FCS champion (2011–2015)
  • Football Academic All-America of the Year (2015)

Wentz was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 and started playing for them in the NFL that season. He played for the Indianapolis Colts from 2021 to 2023 and then moved on to play with the Washington Commanders in 2022.

Wentz is one of the most talented quarterbacks currently playing in the NFL, having won a lot of awards during his career so far. Wentz was the number one overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and became Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback.

He led the Eagles to a Super Bowl victory over New England Patriots, earning him league MVP honors. Wentz has also been named First-team All-Pro twice and Second-team All-Pro once during his career. In 2017, Wentz won the Bert Bell Award as FCS player of the year and was selected for both Pro Bowls later that season.

As of Week 17 of 2022, he holds franchise records for passing yards (22129), completions (2156), touchdown passes (151) and passer rating (893).

38. Pete Pihos

Pete Pihos Career

  • 2× NFL champion (1948, 1949)
  • 6× First-team All-Pro (1948, 1949, 1952–1955)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1950–1955)
  • 3× NFL receptions leader (1953–1955)
  • 2× NFL receiving yards leader (1953, 1955)
  • NFL receiving touchdowns co-leader (1953)
  • NFL 1940s All-Decade Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • 3× First-team All-American (1942, 1943, 1945)
  • 2× First-team All-Big Ten (1943, 1945)
  • 2× Second-team All-Big Ten (1942, 1946)

Pete Pihos was born in 1923 and played football for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1947 to 1955. He finished his career with 1,069 tackles, 10 interceptions, and three touchdowns.

After football he became a successful businessman and served as president of two banks before retiring in 1992. Pete Pihos died at the age of 87 after a long illness on August 16th 2011.

Pihos was an All-Pro receiver in the NFL for six seasons, and is one of only two players to lead the league in receiving yards three times. Pihos played college football at Tulane and led the team to a bowl victory in his senior season before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles.

After retiring from playing, Pihos began coaching with stints at National Agricultural (1956–1958), Hammonton Bakers (1962–1963), Richmond Rebels (1964–1965) and finally Tulane again (1966). He passed away in 2003 after a lengthy battle with cancer at age 70.

39. Clyde Simmons

Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1991, 1992)
  • 2× Pro Bowl (1991, 1992)
  • NFL forced fumbles co-leader (1995)
  • NFL sacks leader (1992)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Western Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame

Simmons was a defensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1986-1993 and then played for the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-1995. After playing in the NFL, Simmons began his coaching career at Western Carolina in 1996 as an assistant coach.

He has since held various positions with Tennessee State including defensive line coach since 2009. Clyde Simmons was a standout defensive lineman at the University of Alabama and was drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1989 NFL Draft.

After playing for three seasons with the Bears, he signed as a free agent with the Jets where he played from 1990-1992. He then had one season each with St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns before retiring after 14 seasons in 1997. Clyde began his coaching career as an intern on Rex Ryan’s staff with New York Jets in 2010 before being named assistant defensive line coach with St Louis/Los Angeles Rams from 2012-2016 and defensive line coach with Cleveland Browns from 2017-2018.

He has also coached at Missouri Baptist since 2019 and Western Carolina since 2020.

40. Bill Bergey

Bill Bergey Career

  • 2× First-team All-Pro (1974, 1975)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1976–1978)
  • 5× Pro Bowl (1969, 1974, 1976–1978)
  • AFL Defensive Rookie of the Year (1969)
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame
  • First-team Little All-American (1968)

Bill Bergey was a middle linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1969 to 1973. He played in 108 games over that time and had 1,247 total tackles, six sacks, and two interceptions.

After playing with the Bengals, Bergey spent four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before retiring in 1980. Bill Bergey was one of the most dominant defensive players in Philadelphia Eagles history.

Bill Bergey was a 3-time Second Team All-Pro and 5 time Pro Bowler during his 12 year NFL career. Bill Bergey is also a member of the Eagles Hall of Fame, Philly Sports Hall of Fame, and Little All American Society Halls of Fame.

His 18 sacks were 2nd on the team behind only Chuck Bednarik at the time he retired in 1978. In 1969, he was awarded Rookie of The Year honors after recording 10 sacks that season alone.

41. Nelson Agholor

Wide receiver

Nelson Agholor Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2015–2019)
  • Las Vegas Raiders (2020)
  • New England Patriots (2021–present)

Nelson Agholor was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Nelson Agholor has spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles, playing in 67 games and recording 1,272 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

He also added 184 rushing yards and one touchdown on 54 carries during his time with the team. In 2019, Nelson Aglor transitioned to wide receiver for the New England Patriots after being traded from Philly earlier that year. He has since appeared in five games for them and recorded 44 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns.

Nelson Agholor is a talented wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was drafted by the team in 2015 and has since emerged as one of its most important players. Agholor has been a reliable target for quarterback Carson Wentz, putting up stat lines that would make any player proud. In his five seasons in the NFL, he's averaged over 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns per season.

With an ever-growing list of suitors this offseason, it will be interesting to see if Agholor can continue his success in Philadelphia or if he moves on to greener pastures next year.

42. Timothy Brown

Career

  • 2× NFL champion (1960, 1968)
  • 3× Second-team All-Pro (1963, 1965, 1966)
  • 3× Pro Bowl (1962, 1963, 1965)
  • 2× NFL kickoff return yards leader (1961, 1963)
  • Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame[1]

Brown was born on May 24, 1937 in Richmond, Indiana. Brown began his career as a singer in 1962 and continued to work in that capacity until 2016. Brown also worked as an actor from 1967-2000.

Brown is best known for his role as Michael Myers in the 1978 horror film "Halloween". Brown died on April 4, 2020 at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer Brown was a standout running back at Ball State.

He was drafted by the Packers in 1959 and played for them until 1967. Brown won two championships with the Packers, and also made three Pro Bowl appearances. After leaving the NFL, Brown spent several years coaching football before retiring in 2002.

Brown is now a motivational speaker and author of two books about his life as a professional athlete.

43. Jordan Davis

Defensive tackle

Jordan Davis Career

  • CFP national champion (2021)
  • Chuck Bednarik Award (2021)
  • Outland Trophy (2021)
  • Unanimous All-American (2021)
  • First-team All-SEC (2021)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2020)

Jordan Davis was a highly-touted defensive tackle prospect out of high school. He attended Georgia for two years, but decided to forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Eagles took Davis with the 13th overall pick in the draft, and he has since made an impact on their defense as a rookie player. Jordan Davis is known for his athleticism and strength at both the line of scrimmage and in pass coverage; he is expected to continue developing into one of the premier defensive tackles in the league over time.

Jordan Davis was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2021 and a Chuck Bednarik Award winner the following year. He had an outstanding college career, winning national championships both years and being named to numerous all-conference teams. The linebacker entered the NFL as one of the most highly touted prospects available in 2022, but has yet to live up to his billing on the field.

Despite this, Davis is still only 24 years old and has plenty of time to prove himself at the next level if he can improve his consistency gameplanning wise

44. Nick Foles

Quarterback

Nick Foles Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2012–2014)
  • St. Louis Rams (2015)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2016)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2017–2018)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2019)
  • Chicago Bears (2020–2021)
  • Indianapolis Colts (2022–present)

Nick Foles is a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion with the Philadelphia Eagles. Foles was born in Austin, Texas, but grew up in Westlake, Texas.

He attended Michigan State before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012. In his four seasons with the Eagles, Foles has led his team to back-to-back NFC Championship games and two Super Bowls (2017 and 2018).

After spending one year with the Rams as their starter prior to joining the Chiefs in 2016, he retired from football following the 2019 season. Nick Foles was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Nick Foles has had a decorated career, winning two Super Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles and being named MVP of both games. In addition to his success on the field, Nick Foles is also well-known for his charity work - he's raised over $1 million for children's charities through events such as "Nick’s Kids Race." The Jacksonville Jaguars acquired Nick Foles in 2019 after he retired from football following an injury-plagued season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

45. Jordan Hicks

Linebacker

Jordan Hicks Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2015–2018)
  • Arizona Cardinals (2019–2021)
  • Minnesota Vikings (2022–present)

Jordan Hicks was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015. In his three seasons with the Eagles, he played 137 total games and made two Pro Bowls. He signed a four-year deal with Arizona Cardinals in 2019 but tore his ACL during training camp and is out for the season.

Jordan Hicks has been a key part of Minnesota Vikings defense since signing as a free agent in 2022, recording 162 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovery over that span. At 30 years old, Hicks is still young enough to have many productive years left in the NFL Jordan Hicks is a linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles.

He has won two Super Bowls with the team, and was named MVP of the game in 2018. His stats are very impressive, as he has led all linebackers in tackles, sacks, and interceptions during his career thus far. Jordan Hicks is also an excellent pass defender, deflecting 44 passes throughout his career so far - more than any other linebacker in NFL history.

With another outstanding season under his belt, it's safe to say that Jordan Hicks will go down as one of the greatest linebackers in NFL history.

46. Bob Brown

Career

  • 5× First-team All-Pro (1965, 1966, 1968–1970)
  • 4× Second-team All-Pro (1964, 1967, 1971, 1972)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (1965, 1966, 1968–1971)
  • NFL 1960s All-Decade Team
  • Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame
  • Unanimous All-American (1963)
  • First-team All-Big Eight (1963)
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers No. 64 retired

Brown was a standout offensive tackle at Cleveland East Tech High School and went on to play for Nebraska in college. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1964, but he only played four seasons with them before moving onto other teams.

Brown made his mark as a player with the Los Angeles Rams and Oakland Raiders, being named an All-Pro three times during that time period. After retiring from football, he became a physical education teacher and later served as athletic director of his alma mater, Cleveland East Tech.

Bob Brown was a Hall of Fame NFL player and one of the most dominant defensive linemen to ever play the game. He played for six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and was an All-Pro four times. Brown also starred in college at Nebraska, where he was named First-team All-American and earned Academic All-America honors three times.

After his playing career ended, Bob became a successful coach, leading teams including the Los Angeles Rams and Buffalo Bills to playoff appearances before retiring in 1999.

47. Jalen Mills

Cornerback

Jalen Mills Career

  • Philadelphia Eagles (2016–2020)
  • New England Patriots (2021–present)

Jalen Mills is a young cornerback who has had success in the NFL. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016 and played for them until 2020, when he signed with the New England Patriots.

Jalen Mills has started all but one game for the Patriots since he joined their team, making him one of their most consistent players. In 2019, he helped lead New England to an appearance in Super Bowl LIII.

Jalen Mills is known for his strong defensive play and ability to make interceptions; both of which have led to him being named among the best cornerbacks in the NFL on multiple occasions. Despite his successes at quarterback, Jalen Mills doesn't think too highly of himself as a player – attributing much of his success to working hard every day and believing in himself no matter what others say about him or how well he's playing statistically speaking..

Jalen Mills is a versatile and athletic cornerback who was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He has started all 16 games for Philadelphia so far this season, recording 57 tackles, 2 sacks, 5 passes defended, and 1 interception. Mills played college football at LSU where he earned First Team All-American honors as well as being named to the SEC Defensive player of the year award team. He showed his versatility during his rookie campaign by playing both cornerbacks and safety spots for Philadelphia.

With another strong season under his belt, there’s no doubt that Mills will continue to develop into one of the better defenders in the league.

48. Asante Samuel

Cornerback

Asante Samuel Career

  • 2× Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
  • First-team All-Pro (2007)
  • Second-team All-Pro (2009)
  • 4× Pro Bowl (2007–2010)
  • 2× NFL interceptions leader (2006, 2009)
  • New England Patriots All-2000s Team
  • New England Patriots All-Dynasty Team
  • First-team All-MAC (2002)
  • First-team All-Independent (2001)

Asante Samuel was born in Accra, Ghana on January 6th, 1981. He attended Boyd H. Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida and played for the UCF Knights football team before being drafted by the New England Patriots in 2003.

Samuel spent four seasons with the Patriots before signing with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2008. In his five seasons with Philadelphia, he made three Pro Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl appearances (both of which were losses). After spending one season with Atlanta Falcons, Samuel signed a one-year contract to play for the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 but retired after just six games due to an Achilles tendon injury sustained during training camp..

Asante Samuel was a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots and an All-Pro selection in both 2007 and 2009. In 2006, he led the NFL with three interceptions while also being named to the Pro Bowl squad. After spending time in Philadelphia (2010–12) and Atlanta (2013), Samuel signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014.

49. Andy Reid

Andy Reid Career

  • BYU (1982)
  • Graduate assistant
  • San Francisco State (1983–1985)
  • Offensive line coach
  • Northern Arizona (1986)
  • Offensive line coach
  • UTEP (1987–1988)
  • Offensive line coach
  • Missouri (1989–1991)
  • Offensive line coach
  • Green Bay Packers (1992–1996)
  • Assistant offensive line & tight ends coach
  • Green Bay Packers (1997–1998)
  • Quarterbacks coach & assistant head coach
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1999–2012)
  • Head coach
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2013–present)
  • Head coach

Andy Reid was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2003 to 2013. He led his team to a total of five division titles and three conference championships during that time.

Reid is known for his offensive minded coaching style, which has helped him build successful offenses throughout his career. Since leaving the Chiefs, he has been hired as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2016.

Andy Reid is considered one of the top offensive line coaches in NFL history. He has a wealth of coaching experience, having served as an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles. In 2013, he was hired as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, where he quickly turned around their struggling offense.

As a result, Reid has led his team to three consecutive playoff appearances and two AFC Championships (2015-2016).

50. Ron Jaworski

Ron Jaworski Career

  • Los Angeles Rams (1973–1976)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1977–1986)
  • Miami Dolphins (1987–1988)
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1989)

Jaworski was a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, and Miami Dolphins in his 13-year career. He led the Eagles to an NFC championship game appearance in 1983 and helped lead the Dolphins to a Super Bowl victory over the Buffalo Bills in 1988.

Jaworski is best known for leading Philadelphia to an NFC Championship Game appearance in 1983 and helping lead Miami to a Super Bowl victory over the Buffalo Bills in 1988. After retiring as a player, Jaworski served as ESPN's NFL analyst from 1998 until his retirement at the end of 2018 season.

In 2017, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame alongside former teammates John Burt and Ron Rice. Jaworski was born on March 23, 1951, in Lackawanna, New York; he currently resides near Pittsburgh with his wife Barbara and three children Caroline (born 1978), Melissa (born 1981), and Seth (born 1984).

Ron Jaworski is a two-time Pro Bowler and member of the Eagles Hall of Fame. He served as the Philadelphia Soul's head coach from 2011 to 2019, compiling a record of 97–55 (.650). In 2018, he became chairman of the Executive Committee for the Arena Football League (AFL), while also partnering with fellow owners in Atlantic City.

Jaworski was named part owner of the newly formed Albany Empire in January 2019.

51. Herm Edwards

Herm Edwards Career

  • San Jose State (1987–1989)
  • Defensive backs coach
  • Kansas City Chiefs (1992–1995)
  • Defensive backs coach
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1996–2000)
  • Assistant head coach & defensive backs coach
  • New York Jets (2001–2005)
  • Head coach
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2006–2008)
  • Head coach
  • Arizona State (2018–2022)
  • Head coach

Edwards was an Undrafted free agent out of San Diego State in 1977. He started his NFL career as a cornerback with the Philadelphia Eagles, then played for the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams before ending his playing days with the Philadelphia Eagles in 1985.

Edwards became a head coach in 2002, leading the New York Jets to a 9-7 record over two seasons before being fired after going 3-13 during his tenure with Arizona State University from 2006 to 2008. Edwards has since served as an analyst on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" coverage, most notably calling plays for former pupil Nick Foles when he won Super Bowl LII MVP honors for quarterbacking the Philadelphia Eagles against New England Patriots 34-28 at UPR Arecibo Stadium in February 2018; it was their first championship win since 1960 and only their third overall (in total).

In March 2019, Edwards replaced Sean McVay as offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs following McVay's appointment by the Washington Redskins as head coach of that team; under McVay, who had been quarterbacks coach there previously, KC reached its second straight AFC title game but lost 44–29 to Jacksonville Jaguars despite posting 476 yards passing and 5 touchdowns by Patrick Mahomes II – becoming just one instance where an assistant inherited/coached by someone else has led a team to victory while holding or exceeding control of playcalling duties Edwards is one of the most successful coaches in NFL history, having led his teams to division titles and playoff appearances on five occasions.

Edwards began his coaching career at San Jose State before moving onto Kansas City, where he was defensive backs coach from 1992-1995. He then spent time with Tampa Bay as an assistant head coach and defensive backs coach, before returning to New York for a spell as Jets head coach from 2001-2005. After a short stint back in Kansas City as Chiefs Head Coach from 2006-2008, Edwards moved on to Arizona State where he's been employed since 2018.

Final Words

. . The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most revered franchises in professional football, with a storied history and numerous Hall of Famers. Among their all-time greats are quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and Brian Dawkins, running backs LeSean McCoy and Jeremy Maclin, wide receivers Terrell Owens and Jason Avant, linebackers DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks, defensive linemen Trent Cole and Chris Long, as well as kick returner Darren Sproles.

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