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All-Time Teams: Philadelphia Eagles



Introduction

In my endless research of all things football and through my passion for the history of the NFL, I have decided to try and compile an All-Time Team for all 32 current NFL franchises. By All-Time Team I mean a starting roster compiled of the very best players to ever put on each franchise’s jersey. I will be starting in alphabetical order by current franchise location, so Arizona Cardinals all the way to The Washington Football Team, with the goal of releasing one to two All-Time teams a week for the duration of the current NFL season. This is meant to be fun and cause some debate and is based on my opinion after all my research and deep dives into each franchise’s history. Of course, not everyone will agree with who I chose, and I’d love to hear from anyone who agrees or disagrees, but first, let’s lay out some ground rules for how I came up with each team.


1. Each team roster will consist of the following:

Offense - 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 2 OT, 2 OG, 1 C

Defense - 2 DE, 2 DT, 3 LB, 2 CB, 2 S

Special Teams - 1 K, 1 P, 1 Returner

Coach - 1 Head Coach


2. I only considered an individual’s stats and contributions with each specific franchise. For example, Peyton Manning’s years with the Broncos were not considered when deciding on the starting QB of the Colts All-Time Team. As a result, the stats and awards listed with each individual player are only those that were achieved with that specific franchise.


3. A player cannot represent two teams as the starter. Players who spent time with more than one team were considered for the franchise they spent the most time with or had the most impact on. This rule led to some interesting scenarios that I will discuss in detail with each specific article to try and clear up any confusion.


4. A player’s stats and impact were considered in context with their era. This won’t simply be a listing of who passed or ran for the most yards in franchise history.


5. All stats are from Pro-Football-Reference and through the 2021 season. I will also be counting sacks from 1960, though the NFL doesn't officially count sacks until 1982.


6. Players in the "Honorable Mentions" section are ordered by year. It's not an indication of where I believe they rank in franchise history.


Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to it!


Philadelphia Eagles All-Time Team


Franchise Information

First Season: 1933

  1. Philadelphia Eagles (1933-1942)

  2. Phi/Pitt Eagles/Steelers (1943)

  3. Philadelphia Eagles (1944-Present)

Record: 599-627-27 (48.86 W-L%)

Playoff Record: 23-24

Super Bowls Won: 1 (2017) (Lost in 1980 and 2004)

Pre-Super Bowl NFL Championships Won: 3 (1948, 1949 and 1960) (Lost in 1947)

Passing Leader: Donovan McNabb 2,801/4,746 | 32,873 Yds | 216 TD

Rushing Leader: LeSean McCoy 1,461 Att | 6,792 Yds | 44 TD

Receiving Leader: Harold Carmichael 589 Rec | 8,978 Yds | 79 TD

Sack Leader: Reggie White 124 Sk

Interception Leader: Bill Bradley, Eric Allen and Brian Dawkins 34 Int

Scoring Leader: David Akers 1,323 Points

Winningest Coach: Andy Reid 130-93-1


QB: Donovan McNabb (1999-2009)

Record: 92-49-1 | 59 Cmp% | 32,873 Yds | 216 TD | 100 Int | 3,249 Rush Yds | 28 Rush TD | 6x Pro-Bowl (00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 09) | 2004 NFC Champion


Donovan McNabb was the easy choice at quarterback here. He led the Eagles for 11 seasons from 1999-2009, guiding them to the playoffs eight different times. McNabb and the Eagles played in five NFC Championship games, including four straight from 2001-2004. He managed to make it to the Super Bowl in 2004, but they fell short to Tom Brady and the Patriots. He holds every major passing record in Eagles history and was named to six different Pro-Bowls. McNabb is often on the bubble when considering if he should be in the Hall of Fame or not. In my opinion he is probably deserving of the honor. Next in line here would certainly be the great Randall Cunningham. Originally, I thought I would end up going with him as the starter due to his running ability, but McNabb was an excellent runner as well. Hall of Famers Sonny Jurgensen and Norm Van Brocklin also both spent three seasons as the primary starter in Philadelphia and Van Brocklin won a championship in 1960.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Tommy Thompson (1941-1950) | Record: 63-43-5 | 51.8 Cmp% | 10,240 Yds | 90 TD | 100 Int | 6 Rush TD | Led League in TD 1948 (25) | Led League in Yds/A 1947 (8.4) | Led League in QB Rating 1948 and 1949 (98.4, 84.4) | 1x Pro-Bowl (42) | 1948 and 1949 NFL Champion | 1947 NFL Championship Appearance

  2. Adrian Burk (1951-1956) | Record: 15-20-2 | 47.6 Cmp% | 6,203 Yds | 55 TD | 77 Int | 305 Rush Yds | 6 Rush TD | Led League in TD 1954 (23) | Led League in QB Rating 1954 (80.4) | 2x Pro-Bowl (54, 55)

  3. Bobby Thomason (1952-1957) | Record: 18-23-2 | 50 Cmp% | 8,124 Yds | 57 TD | 80 Int | 295 Rush Yds | 6 Rush TD | Led League in TD 1953 (21) | 3x Pro-Bowl (53, 55, 56)

  4. Sonny Jurgensen (1957-1963) | Record: 17-20-2 | 54.4 Cmp% | 9,639 Yds | 76 TD | 73 Int | 112 Rush Yds | 5 Rush TD | Led League in Cmp 1961 (235) | Led League in Yds 1961 and 1962 (3,723, 3,261) | Led League in TD 11961 (32) | Led League in Yds/A 1962 (8.9) | Led League in Yds/G 1961 and 1962 (265.9, 232.9) | 1x Pro-Bowl (61) | 1x All-Pro (61) | 1960 NFL Champion | Hall of Fame All-1960s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1983

  5. Norm Van Brocklin (1958-1960) | Record: 19-16-1 | 54.3 Cmp% | 7,497 Yds | 55 TD | 51 Int | 3 Rush TD | Led League in Cmp 1958 (198) | 3x Pro-Bowl (58, 59, 60) | 1x All-Pro (60) | 1960 Bert Bell | 1960 NFL Champion | Hall of Fame All-1950s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1971

  6. Norm Snead (1964-1970) | Record: 28-50-3 | 51.6 Cmp% | 15,672 Yds | 111 TD | 124 Int | 266 Rush Yds | 13 Rush TD | 1x Pro-Bowl (65)

  7. Roman Gabriel (1973-1977) | Record: 12-25-1 | 55.8 Cmp% | 7,221 Yds | 47 TD | 37 Int | 158 Rush Yds | 2 Rush TD | Led League in Cmp 1973 (270) | Led League in Yds 1973 (3,219) | Led League in TD 1973 (23) | Led League in Yds/G 1973 (229.8) | 1x Pro-Bowl (73) | 1973 Comeback Player of the Year

  8. Ron Jaworski (1977-1986) | Record: 69-67-1 | 53.3 Cmp% | 26,963 Yds | 175 TD | 151 Int | 772 Rush Yds | 12 Rush TD | 1x Pro-Bowl (80) | 1980 Bert Bell | 1980 NFC Champion

  9. Randall Cunningham (1985-1995) | Record: 63-43-1 | 55.7 Cmp% | 22,877 Yds | 150 TD | 105 Int | 4,482 Rush Yds | 32 Rush TD | Led League in Rushing Yds/A 1989 and 1990 (6, 8) | 3x Pro-Bowl (88, 89, 90) | 1988 and 1990 Bert Bell | 1992 Comeback Player of the Year

  10. Michael Vick (2009-2013) | Record: 20-20 | 59.5 Cmp% | 9,984 Yds | 57 TD | 33 Int | 1,998 Rush Yds | 15 Rush TD | Led League in Rush Yds/A 2010 (6.8) | 1x Pro-Bowl (10) | 2010 Bert Bell | 2010 Comeback Player of the Year

  11. Nick Foles (2012-2014, 2017-2018) | Record: 21-11 | 62.9 Cmp% | 8,703 Yds | 58 TD | 23 Int | 351 Rush Yds | 4 Rush TD | Led League in Yds/A 2013 (9.1) | Led League in QB Rating 2013 (119.2) | 1x Pro-Bowl (13) | 2017 Bert Bell | 2017 Super Bowl Champion

  12. Carson Wentz (2016-2020) | Record: 35-32-1 | 62.7 Cmp% | 16,811 Yds | 113 TD | 50 Int | 1,061 Rush Yds | 8 Rush TD | 1x Pro-Bowl (17) | 2017 Bert Bell


RB: Steve Van Buren (1944-1951)

4.4 Yds/A | 5,860 Yds | 69 TD | 45 Rec | 523 Rec Yds | 3 Rec TD | Led League in Yds 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1949 (832, 1,008, 945, 1,146) | Led League in TD 1945, 1947, 1948 and 1949 (15, 13, 10, 11) | Led League in Yds/A 1944 (5.6) | Led League in Yds/G 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949 (83.2, 58.8, 84, 85.9, 95.5) | Led League in YScm 1947 and 1948 (1,087, 1,041) | Led League in RRTD 1945 and 1947 (17, 13) | 5x All-Pro (44, 45, 47, 48, 49) | Hall of Fame All-1940s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1965


First up at running back is the great Steve Van Buren. Van Buren led the league in rushing yards and touchdowns in four of his eight seasons and led the league in yards per game five times as well. He also led the league in yards per attempt once, yards from scrimmage twice and combined rushing and receiving touchdowns twice as well. Van Buren had over 1,000 yards twice and at least 10 touchdowns four times and this was during 12 game seasons. At retirement in 1951, Van Buren had rushed for more yards and more touchdowns than anyone else in NFL history. He was named to five All-Pro Teams, the Hall of Fame All-1940s Team and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1965.


RB: LeSean McCoy (2009-2014)

4.6 Yds/A | 6,792 Yds | 44 TD | 300 Rec | 2,282 Rec Yds | 10 Rec TD | Led League in Yds 2013 (1,607) | Led League in TD 2011 (17) | Led League in Yds/G 2013 (100.4) | Led League in YScm 2013 (2,146) | Led League in RRTD 2011 (20) | 3x Pro-Bowl (11, 13, 14) | 2x All-Pro (11, 13) | Hall of Fame All-2010s Team


Shady McCoy is the other starter at running back for the All-Time Eagles. McCoy spent six seasons with the Eagles, averaging over 4.5 yards per carry for over 6,700 yards and 44 touchdowns. His 6,792 yards are the most in franchise history. McCoy had over 1,000 yards in four seasons and led the league in 2013 with 1,607. He also led the league in touchdowns in 2011 with 17. McCoy was named to three Pro-Bowls and two All-Pro Teams during his years with the Eagles and was also named to the Hall of Fame All-2010s Team. He's a Hall of Famer in my book. Brian Westbrook was a very close second for this spot and was a franchise favorite, but I can't put him in over McCoy or Van Buren.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Bosh Pritchard (1942, 1946-1949, 1951) | 4.6 Yds/A | 1,734 Yds | 11 TD | 75 Rec | 1,168 Rec Yds | 10 Rec TD | Led League in Yds/A 1949 (6) | 1x Pro-Bowl (42)

  2. Billy Ray Barnes (1957-1961) | 3.5 Yds/A | 2,391 Yds | 20 TD | 120 Rec | 1,275 Rec Yds | 8 Rec TD | 3x Pro-Bowl (57, 58, 59)

  3. Timmy Brown (1960-1967) | 4.4 Yds/A | 3,703 Yds | 29 TD | 231 Rec | 3,346 Rec Yds | 26 Rec TD | Led League in Yds/A 1965 (5.4) | Led League in Yds/Tch 1962 and 1965 (7.4, 7.4) | 3x Pro-Bowl (62, 63, 65)

  4. Tom Woodeshick (1963-1971) | 4.3 Yds | 3,563 Yds | 21 TD | 125 Rec | 1,173 Rec Yds | 6 Rec TD | 1x Pro-Bowl (68)

  5. Wilbert Montgomery (1977-1984) | 4.5 Yds/A | 6,538 Yds | 45 TD | 266 Rec | 2,447 Rec Yds | 12 Rec TD | Led League in YScm 1979 (2,006) | 2x Pro-Bowl (78, 79)

  6. Rickey Watters (1995-1997) | 3.9 Yds/A | 3,794 Yds | 31 TD | 161 Rec | 1,318 Rec Yds | 1 Rec TD | Led League in YScm 1996 (1,855) | 2x Pro-Bowl (95, 96)

  7. Duce Staley (1997-2003) | 4.0 Yds/A | 4,807 Yds | 22 TD | 275 Rec | 2,498 Rec Yds | 10 Rec TD

  8. Brian Westbrook (2002-2009) | 4.6 Yds/A | 5,995 Yds | 37 TD | 426 Rec | 3,790 Rec Yds | 29 Rec TD | Led League in YScm 2007 (2,104) | 2x Pro-Bowl (04, 07) | 1x All-Pro (07)

  9. Darren Sproles (2014-2019) | 4.5 Yds/A | 1,331 Yds | 12 TD | 175 Rec | 1,459 Rec Yds | 5 Rec TD | 3x Pro-Bowl (14, 15, 16) | Hall of Fame All-2010s Team


WR: Harold Carmichael (1971-1983)

589 Rec | 8,978 Yds | 79 TD | Led League in Rec 1973 (67) | Led League in Yds 1973 (1,116) | Led League in Yds/G 1973 (79.7) | 4x Pro-Bowl (73, 78, 79, 80) | 1980 Walter Payton Man of the Year | Hall of Fame All-1970s Team | Hall of Fame Class 2020


The Eagles have a trio of wide receivers in the Hall of Fame. First up is the six foot eight Harold Carmichael. He spent 13 seasons in Philadelphia from 1971-1983 and is still the franchise record holder in receptions, yards and touchdowns. He had three 1,000-yard seasons and once had over 10 touchdowns. His best season came in 1973 when he led the league in receptions, yards and yards per game. At retirement, Carmichael ranked inside the top 10 in all major receiving categories in NFL history. He was named to four Pro-Bowls, the Hall of Fame All-1970s Team and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020.


WR: Pete Pihos (1947-1955)

373 Rec | 5,619 Yds | 61 TD | Led League in Rec 1953, 1954 and 1955 (63, 60, 62) | Led League in Yds 1953 and 1955 (1,049, 864) | Led League in TD 1953 (10) | Led League in Yds/G 1953 and 1955 (87.4, 72) | 6x Pro-Bowl (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55) | 5x All-Pro (49, 52, 53, 54, 55) | Hall of Fame All-1940s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1970


Next up is Pete Pihos. Pihos is often forgotten about when discussing the all-time great wide receivers. He led the league in receptions three times, yards twice, touchdowns once and yards per game twice. At retirement, Pihos ranked third in receptions, fourth in yards and second in touchdowns in NFL history. He was named to six straight Pro-Bowls from 1950-1955 and five different All-Pro Teams. Pihos was also named to the Hall of Fame All-1940s Team and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1970.


WR: Tommy McDonald (1957-1963)

287 Rec | 5,499 Yds | 66 TD | Led League in Yds 1961 (1,144) | Led League in TD 1958 and 1961 (9, 13) | Led League in Yds/G 1961 (81.7) | 5x Pro-Bowl (58, 59, 60, 61, 62) | Hall of Fame Class 1998


Finally, we come to Tommy McDonald. McDonald spent seven seasons in Philadelphia from 1957-1963, racking up over 5,000 yards and 60 touchdowns. He had two 1,000-yard seasons and four 10 plus touchdown seasons in an Eagles uniform. McDonald also led the league in yards in 1961 and in touchdowns in both 1958 and 1961. He was named to five straight Pro-Bowls from 1958-1962 and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Joe Carter (1933-1939) | 114 Rec | 1,810 Yds | 21 TD | Led League in Rec 1934 (16) | 2x Pro-Bowl (38, 39)

  2. Bill Hewitt (1937-1939, 1943) | 51 Rec | 699 Yds | 10 TD | 1x All-Pro (38) | Hall of Fame All-1930s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1971

  3. Bobby Watson (1951-1962) | 311 Rec | 5,363 Yds | 46 TD | 2x Pro-Bowl (60, 61) | Hall of Fame All-1950s Team

  4. Harold Jackson (1969-1972) | 215 Rec | 3,493 Yds | 21 TD | Led League in Rec 1972 (62) | Led League in Yds 1969 and 1972 (1,116, 1,048) | Led League in Yds/G 1969 and 1972 (79.7, 74.9) | 2x Pro-Bowl (69, 72)

  5. Mike Quick (1982-1990) | 363 Rec | 6,464 Yds | 61 TD | Led League in Yds 1983 (1,409) | Led League in Yds/G 1983 (88.1) | 5x Pro-Bowl (83, 84, 85, 86, 87) | 2x All-Pro (83, 85)

  6. Fred Barnett (1990-1995) | 308 Rec | 4,634 Yds | 28 TD | 1x Pro-Bowl (92)

  7. Irving Fryer (1996-1998) | 222 Rec | 3,067 Yds | 19 TD | 2x Pro-Bowl (96, 97)

  8. Terrell Owens (2004-2005) | 124 Rec | 1,963 Yds | 20 TD | 1x Pro-Bowl (04) | 1x All-Pro (04) | Hall of Fame All-2000s Team | Hall of Fame Class 2018

  9. DeSean Jackson (2008-2013, 2019-2020) | 379 Rec | 6,512 Yds | 35 TD | Led League in Yds/Rec 2010 (22.5) | 3x Pro-Bowl (09, 10, 13)


TE: Pete Retzlaff (1956-1966)

452 Rec | 7,412 Yds | 47 TD | Led League in Rec 1958 (56) | 5x Pro-Bowl (58, 60, 63, 64, 65) | 1x All-Pro (65) | 1965 Bert Bell


The Eagles have had a bunch of great tight ends during their history. I'm going with Hall of Fame snub Pete Retzlaff. He had over 700 yards in five seasons and even went over 1,100 yards in 1965. Retzlaff also had over 10 touchdowns in his 1965 season. He played both receiver and tight end, but his 1965 All-Pro season was at tight end. Retzlaff also led the league in receptions in 1958 and was voted to five different Pro-Bowls. He is one of the biggest Hall of Fame snubs at tight end in NFL history. Charlie Young, Keith Jackson, Chad Lewis and Zach Ertz all made at least three Pro-Bowls with the Eagles.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Charlie Young (1973-1976) | 197 Rec | 2,583 Yds | 12 TD | 3x Pro-Bowl (73, 74, 75) | 1x All-Pro (73)

  2. Keith Jackson (1988-1991) | 242 Rec | 2,756 Yds | 20 TD | 3x Pro-Bowl (88, 89, 90) | 3x All-Pro (88, 89, 90)

  3. Chad Lewis (1997-2005) | 228 Rec | 2,349 Yds | 23 TD | 3x Pro-Bowl (00, 01, 02)

  4. Brent Celek (2007-2017) | 398 Rec | 4,998 Yds | 31 TD

  5. Zach Ertz (2013-2021) | 579 Rec | 6,267 Yds | 38 TD | 3x Pro-Bowl (17, 18, 19)


OT: Bob Brown (1964-1968)

Started 64 of 64 Games | 3x Pro-Bowl (65, 66, 68) | 3x All-Pro (65, 66, 68) | Hall of Fame All-1960s Team | Hall of Fame Class 2004


Bob Brown is first up at offensive tackle for the All-Time Eagles. Brown only spent five years with the Eagles, but he started every game in four of them. He was named to the Pro-Bowl and All-Pro team in 1965, 1966 and 1968. Brown was also named to the Hall of Fame All-1960s Team and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2004.


OT: Jason Peters (2009-2020)

Started 148 of 148 Games | 7x Pro-Bowl (09, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16) | 2x All-Pro (11, 13) | Hall of Fame All-2010s Team


The other offensive tackle is the future Hall of Famer, Jason Peters. Peters started over 140 games with the Eagles, including starting every game in four different seasons. He was voted to seven Pro-Bowls and two All-Pro Teams, and he was also named to the Hall of Fame All-2010s Team. Peters will surely be a Hall of Famer once he decides to hang up the cleats.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Al Wistert (1943-1951) | Started 84 of 95 Games | 1x Pro-Bowl (50) | 4x All-Pro (44, 45, 46, 47) | Hall of Fame All-1940s Team

  2. Lynn Snyder (1952-1958) | Started 55 of 59 Games | 2x Pro-Bowl (53, 54)

  3. J.D. Smith (1959-1963) | Started 62 of 65 Games | 1x Pro-Bowl (61)

  4. Jerry Sisemore (1973-1984) | Started 155 of 156 Games | 2x Pro-Bowl (79, 81)

  5. Stan Walters (1975-1983) | Started 125 of 127 Games | 2x Pro-Bowl (78, 79)

  6. Tra Thomas (1998-2008) | Started 165 of 166 Games | 3x Pro-Bowl (01, 02, 04)

  7. Jon Runyan (2000-2008) | Started 144 of 144 Games | 1x Pro-Bowl (02)

  8. Lane Johnson (2013-Present) | Started 112 of 112 Games | 3x Pro-Bowl (17, 18, 19) | 1x All-Pro (17)


OG: Brandon Brooks (2016-Present)

Started 64 of 64 Games | 3x Pro-Bowl (17, 18, 19)


Brandon Brooks has only been with the Eagles since 2016, but he's already established himself as the best guard in franchise history. He's started every game in three different seasons and has been named to three Pro-Bowls. Brooks was also a key member on the offensive line during the 2017 Super Bowl Championship season.

OG: Evan Mathis (2011-2014)

Started 56 of 56 Games | 2x Pro-Bowl (13, 14) | 1x All-Pro (13)


The other offensive guard here is Evan Mathis. Mathis only spent four seasons with the Eagles, but he started every game twice, was named to the Pro-Bowl twice and was named to the All-Pro Team in 2013.

Honorable Mentions

  1. Bucko Kilroy (1943-1955) | Started 103 of 134 Games | 3x Pro-Bowl (52, 53, 54)

  2. Wade Key (1970-1979) | Started 115 of 121 Games

  3. Ron Baker (1980-1988) | Started 106 of 123 Games

  4. Jermane Mayberry (1996-2004) | Started 96 of 112 Games | 1x Pro-Bowl (02)

  5. Shawn Andrews (2004-2008) | Started 50 of 50 Games | 2x Pro-Bowl (06, 07) | 1x All-Pro (06)

  6. Todd Herremans (2005-2014) | Started 124 of 127 Games


C: Jason Kelce (2011-Present)

Started 159 of 159 Games | 5x Pro-Bowl (14, 16, 19, 20, 21) | 4x All-Pro (17, 18, 19, 21)


Jason Kelce is the obvious starter at center. He's started over 150 games with the Eagles since 2011, including starting every game in nine different seasons. Kelce's been named to five Pro-Bowls and four All-Pro Teams and won a Super Bowl in 2017. He's well on his way to bust in Canton.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Vic Lindskog (1944-1951) | Started 52 of 78 Games | 1x All-Pro (51)

  2. Jim Ringo (1964-1967) | Started 56 of 56 Games | 3x Pro-Bowl (64, 65, 67) | Hall of Fame All-1960s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1981

  3. Guy Morriss (1973-1983) | Started 151 of 158 Games

  4. David Alexander (1987-1994) | Started 108 of 124 Games


DE: Reggie White (1985-1992)

2 Int | 18 FF | 11 FR | 124 Sk | 794 Tackles | Led League in Sk 1987 and 1988 (21, 18) | 7x Pro-Bowl (86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92) | 6x All-Pro (86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91) | 1987 Defensive Player of the Year | Hall of Fame All-1980s Team | Hall of Fame All-1990s Team | Hall of Fame Class 2006


Reggie White is the best defensive end in NFL history. White spent eight seasons in Philadelphia from 1985-1992 and had at least 11 sacks in all of them. He had over 15 sacks in four seasons and led the league in 1987 and 1988 with 21 and 18 sacks respectively. White was named the Defensive Player of the Year in 1987 and voted to seven straight Pro-Bowls from 1986-1992 and six straight All-Pro Teams from 1985-1991. White has the second most sacks in NFL history and was named to both the Hall of Fame All-1980s and All-1990s Teams. He unfortunately died at the young age of 43, two years before he was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He's hands down the GOAT of defensive ends in my opinion.


DE: Clyde Simmons (1986-1993)

2 Int | 12 FF | 10 FR | 76 Sk | 720 Tackles | Led League in Sk 1992 (19) | 2x Pro-Bowl (91, 92) | 2x All-Pro (91, 92)


Clyde Simmons and Reggie White were teammates for seven seasons and they're teammates here as well. Simmons had over 10 sacks in three different seasons with the Eagles and led the league in 1992 with 19 sacks. He was voted to the Pro-Bowl and All-Pro Team in both 1991 and 1992. Hugh Douglas and Trent Cole are close seconds for this spot.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Norm Willey (1950-1957) | 2 Int | 9 FR | 2x Pro-Bowl (54, 55) | 1x All-Pro (54)

  2. Tom Scott (1953-1958) | 3 Int | 7 FR | 2x Pro-Bowl (57, 58)

  3. Marion Campbell (1956-1961) | 2 Int | 5 FR | 2x Pro-Bowl (59, 60)

  4. Dennis Harrison (1978-1984) | 1 Int | 6 FR | 55.5 Sk | 1x Pro-Bowl (82)

  5. Greg Brown (1981-1986) | 7 FR | 57.5 Sk

  6. William Fuller (1994-1996) | 12 FF | 3 FR | 35.5 Sk | 130 Tackles | 3x Pro-Bowl (94, 95, 96)

  7. Hugh Douglas (1998-2002) | 1 Int | 6 FF | 54.5 Sk | 223 Tackles | 59 TFL | Led League in TFL 2000 and 2002 (21, 20) | 3x Pro-Bowl (00, 01, 02) | 1x All-Pro (00)

  8. Trent Cole (2005-2014) | 1 Int | 19 FF | 3 FR | 85.5 Sk | 569 Tackles | 124 TFL | 2x Pro-Bowl (07, 09)

  9. Brandon Graham (2010-Present) | 19 FF | 7 FR | 59 Sk | 416 Tackles | 105 TFL | 1x Pro-Bowl (20)


DT: Fletcher Cox (2012-Present)

14 FF | 12 FR | 58 Sk | 443 Tackles | 78 TFL | 6x Pro-Bowl (15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) | 1x All-Pro (18) | Hall of Fame All-2010s Team


Future Hall of Famer Fletcher Cox is the first starting defensive tackle. He's racked up over 50 sacks and 70 tackles for loss. Cox had a career high 10.5 sacks in 2018 and has been voted to six straight Pro-Bowls from 2015-2020 and the 2018 All-Pro Team. He's also already been named to the Hall of Fame All-2010s Team, and I fully expect him to get a bust in Canton.


DT: Jerome Brown (1987-1991)

3 Int | 10 FR | 29.5 Sk | 2x Pro-Bowl (90, 91) | 2x All-Pro (90, 91)


Jerome Brown was well on his way to a Hall of Fame career before he was tragically killed in a car accident in 1992. Brown racked up just under 30 sacks during his five seasons and was named to the Pro-Bowl and All-Pro Team in 1990 and 1991. He was great for those five seasons and it's truly a shame he was taken so early.

Honorable Mentions

  1. Mike Jarmoluk (1949-1955) | 5 Int | 12 FR | 1x Pro-Bowl (51)

  2. Jess Richardson (1953-1961) | 1 Int | 5 FR | 1 Sk | 1x Pro-Bowl (59)

  3. Floyd Peters (1964-1969) | 2 Int | 3 FR | 22.5 Sk | 3x Pro-Bowl (64, 66, 67)

  4. Gary Pettigrew (1966-1973) | 5 FR | 20 Sk

  5. Charlie Johnson (1977-1981) | 4 Int | 7 FR | 12.5 Sk | 3x Pro-Bowl (79, 80, 81) | 2x All-Pro (80, 81)

  6. Ken Clarke (1978-1987) | 8 FR | 48 Sk

  7. Hollis Thomas (1996-2005) | 7 FF| 6 FR | 13.5 Sk | 384 Tackles | 32 TFL

  8. Corey Simon (2000-2004) | 8 FF | 3 FR | 32 Sk | 215 Tackles | 44 TFL | 1x Pro-Bowl (03)

  9. Mike Patterson (2005-2012) | 1 Int | 4 FF | 8 FR | 16.5 Sk | 338 Tackles | 39 TFL


LB: Chuck Bednarik (1949-1962)

20 Int | 21 FR | 8x Pro-Bowl (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 56, 57, 60) | 6x All-Pro (50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 60) | Hall of Fame All-1950s Team | Hall of Fame Class 1967


First up at linebacker is one of the most feared tacklers ever, Chuck Bednarik. Concrete Charlie spent 14 seasons with the Eagles, helping lead them to two NFL Championships. He intercepted 20 passes and forced 21 fumbles during that span, and no one wanted to cross the middle of the field with him their waiting to take their head off. Bednarik was voted eight Pro-Bowls, six All-Pro Teams and the Hall of Fame All-1950s Team. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1967.

LB: Maxie Baughan (1960-1965)

7 Int | 5 FR | 18.5 Sk | 5x Pro-Bowl (60, 61, 63, 64, 65) | 1x All-Pro (64)


Maxie Baughan was a key member of the great Eagles teams of the early 1960s and was a key to their 1960 Championship. He intercepted seven passes and racked up just under 20 sacks throughout his six seasons in Philadelphia. Baughan was named to five Pro-Bowls and one All-Pro Team. If you include Baughan's years with the Rams, then he's a huge Hall of Fame snub.


LB: Seth Joyner (1986-1993)

17 Int | 21 FF | 8 FR | 37 Sk | 875 Tackles | 2x Pro-Bowl (91, 93)


Seth Joyner, Bill Bergey and Jeremiah Trotter all have a good claim to this spot. I'm going with Joyner. Joyner spent eight seasons with the Eagles, intercepting 17 passes, forcing 21 fumbles and racking up just under 40 sacks and over 800 tackles. It's this overall production that I believe gives him the edge over Bergey and Trotter, both of whom were voted to more Pro-Bowls. He had over 110 tackles in six seasons and was voted to the Pro-Bowl in both 1991 and 1993.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Wayne Robinson (1952-1956) | 5 Int | 6 FR | 2x Pro-Bowl (54, 55)

  2. Dave Lloyd (1953-1970) | 14 Int | 10 FR | 14.5 Sk | 1x Pro-Bowl (69)

  3. John Bunting (1972-1982) | 8 Int | 6 FR | 14.5 Sk

  4. Bill Bergey (1974-1980) | 18 Int | 15 FR | 14 Sk | Led League in FR 1975 (6) | 4x Pro-Bowl (74, 76, 77, 78) | 2x All-Pro (74, 75)

  5. Frank LeMaster (1974-1982) | 10 Int | 7 FR | 14.5 Sk | 1x Pro-Bowl (81)

  6. Reggie Wilkes (1978-1985) | 6 Int | 9 FR | 8.5 Sk

  7. Jerry Robinson (1979-1984) | 6 Int | 11 FR | 8.5 Sk | 1x Pro-Bowl (81)

  8. Byron Evans (1987-1994) | 13 Int | 4 FF | 12 FR | 3.5 Sk | 819 Tackles | Led League in Tackles 1989 (184)

  9. William Thomas (1991-1999) | 18 Int | 8 FF | 10 FR | 33 Sk | 720 Tackles | 21 TFL | 2x Pro-Bowl (95, 96)

  10. Jeremiah Trotter (1998-2001, 2004-2006, 2009) | 7 Int | 7 FF | 2 FR | 11 Sk | 696 Tackles | 59 TFL | 4x Pro-Bowl (00, 01, 04, 05) | 1x All-Pro (00)


CB: Eric Allen (1988-1994)

34 Int | 4 FF | 5 FR | 2 Sk | 408 Tackles | 5x Pro-Bowl (89, 91, 92, 93, 94) | 1x All-Pro (89)

Here's another defender from those great defenses of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Allen is tied for the franchise record in interceptions with 34 and racked up over 400 tackles. He was voted to five Pro-Bowls and one All-Pro Team during his seven seasons in Philadelphia. Allen keeps making the finals or semifinals for the Hall of Fame and it's about time he's inducted.


CB: Troy Vincent (1996-2003)

28 Int | 10 FF | 6 FR | 4.5 Sk | 518 Tackles | 12 TFL | Led League in Int 1999 (7) | 5x Pro-Bowl (99, 00, 01, 02, 03) | 1x All-Pro (02) | 2002 Walter Payton Man of the Year

Troy Vincent took over for Eric Allen in 1996 and proceeded to be one of the best corners in the league. He intercepted 28 passes and racked up over 500 tackles during his eight seasons with the Eagles. Vincent led the league in interceptions in 1999 with 7 picks and was voted to five Pro-Bowls and one All-Pro Team. He deserved a bust in Canton as well.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Russ Craft (1946-1953) | 19 Int | 15 FR | 2x Pro-Bowl (51, 52)

  2. Tom Brookshier (1953-1961) | 20 Int | 8 FR | 2x Pro-Bowl (59, 60) | 1x All-Pro (60)

  3. Irv Cross (1961-1965, 1969) | 16 Int | 9 FR | 1.5 Sk | 2x Pro-Bowl (64, 65)

  4. Herm Edwards (1977-1985) | 33 Int | 6 FR

  5. Roynell Young (1980-1988) | 23 Int | 4 FR | 1x Pro-Bowl (81)

  6. Bobby Taylor (1995-2003) | 19 Int | 5 FF | 11 FR | 4 Sk | 371 Tackles | 10 TFL | 1x Pro-Bowl (02)

  7. Lito Sheppard (2002-2008) | 18 Int | 3 FF | 1 FR | 2 Sk | 258 Tackles | 3 TFL | 2x Pro-Bowl (04, 06) | 1x All-Pro (04)

  8. Asante Samuel (2008-2011) | 23 Int | 2 FF | 3 FR | 136 Tackles | 1 TFL | Led League in Int 2009 (9) | 3x Pro-Bowl (08, 09, 10)


S: Brian Dawkins (1996-2008)

34 Int | 32 FF | 16 FR | 21 Sk | 914 Tackles | 45 TFL | 7x Pro-Bowl (99, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08) | 4x All-Pro (01, 02, 04, 06) | Hall of Fame All-2000s Team | Hall of Fame Class 2018


No surprise here. Brian Dawkins is one of the best safeties in NFL history. Dawkins spent 13 seasons with the Eagles, intercepting 34 passes, forcing 32 fumbles and racking up over 20 sacks and 900 tackles. His 34 interceptions are tied for the most in franchise history. He was named to seven Pro-Bowls, four All-Pro Teams and the Hall of Fame All-2000s Team. Dawkins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.

S: Bill Bradley (1969-1977)

34 Int | 9 FR | 1 Sk | Led League in Int 1971 and 1972 (11, 9) | 3x Pro-Bowl (71, 72, 73) | 2x All-Pro (71, 72)


The third person tied for the franchise record in interceptions, Bill Bradley, is the other starting safety. Twice Bradley led the league in interceptions, including picking off 11 passes in 1971. He was also named to three straight Pro-Bowls from 1971-1972 and two straight All-Pro Teams from 1971-1972.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Jerry Norton (1954-1958) | 13 Int | 11 FF | 2x Pro-Bowl (57, 58)

  2. Don Burroughs (1960-1964) | 29 Int | 7 FR | 5 Sk

  3. Randy Logan (1973-1983) | 23 Int | 5 FR | 3 Sk

  4. Wes Hopkins (1983-1993) | 30 Int | 16 FR | 12 Sk | 1x Pro-Bowl (85) | 1x All-Pro (85)

  5. Andre Waters (1984-1993) | 15 Int | 3 FF | 10 FR | 3.5 Sk | 910 Tackles

  6. Michael Lewis (2002-2010) | 9 Int | 10 FF | 6 FR | 6 Sk | 394 Tackles | 14 TFL | 1x Pro-Bowl (04)

  7. Quintin Mikell (2003-2010) | 10 Int | 7 FF | 7 FR | 4 Sk | 448 Tackles | 16 TFL | 1x Pro-Bowl (09)

  8. Malcom Jenkins (2014-2019) | 11 Int | 12 FF | 6 FR | 5.5 Sk | 515 Tackles | 32 TFL | 3x Pro-Bowl (15, 17, 18)


K: David Akers (1999-2010)

82.4 FG% | 57 Long | 1,323 Points | Led League in Points 2010 (143) | Led League in FGM 2009 (32) | 5x Pro-Bowl (01, 02, 04, 09, 10) | 1x All-Pro (01) | Hall of Fame All-2000s Team


David Akers is the clear choice at kicker for the All-Time Eagles. He's the franchise leader in points with over 1,300 points. Akers spent 12 seasons in Philadelphia and also led the league in field goals made in 2009. He was also named to five Pro-Bowls, one All-Pro Team and the Hall of fame All-2000s Team.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Bobby Walston (1951-1962) | 51 FG% | 44 Long | 881 Points | Led League in Points 1954 (114) | Led League in FG% 1957 and 1960 (75%, 70%) | 2x Pro-Bowl (60, 61) | Hall of Fame All-1950s Team

  2. Sam Baker (1964-1969) | 58.8 FG% | 51 Long | 475 Points | Led League in Long 1966 (51) | Led League in FG% 1966 (72) | 2x Pro-Bowl (64, 68)


P: Donnie Jones (2013-2017)

16,971 Punt Yds | 72 Long | 45.4 Yds/Punt


Donnie Jones never made a Pro-Bowl or All-Pro Team, but he averaged over 45 yards per punt during his five seasons with the Eagles. This and the fact he was a member of the teams only Super Bowl victory gives him the edge over Adrian Burk who was voted to two Pro-Bowls.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Adrian Burk (1951-1956) | 16,122 Punt Yds | 75 Long | 41.0 Yds/Punt | Led League in Yds 1956 (2,843) | Led League in Long 1955 (75) | 2x Pro-Bowl (54, 55)


Returner: Timmy Brown (1960-1967)

515 Punt Rt Yds | 1 Punt Rt TD | 9.3 Yds/Punt Rt | 4,483 Kick Rt Yds | 5 Kick Rt TD | 26.5 Yds/Kick Rt | Led League in Kick Rt Yds 1961 and 1963 (811, 945) | Led League in Kick Rt TD 1961, 1962 and 1966 (1, 1, 2) | Led League in Kick Rt Long 1961 (105) | Led League in All-Purpose Yards 1962 and 1963 (2,306, 2,438) | 3x Pro-Bowl (62, 63, 65)


Timmy Brown gets the nod at returner. He totaled just under 5,000 total return yards and six return touchdowns during his eight seasons in Philadelphia. Brown led the league in kick return yards twice, kick return touchdowns three times, kick return long once and all-purpose yards twice as well. He was voted to the Pro-Bowl in 1962, 1963 and 1965. DeSean Jackson and Darren Sproles were both great returners with the Eagles as well.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Brian Mitchell (2000-2002) | 1,369 Punt Rt Yds | 2 Punt Rt TD | 11.7 Yds/Punt Rt | 3,311 Kick Rt Yds | 2 Kick Rt TD | 25.3 Yds/Kick Rt

  2. DeSean Jackson (2008-2013, 2019-2020) | 1,296 Punt Rt Yds | 4 Punt Rt TD | 9.8 Yds/Punt Rt | Led League in Punt Rt TD 2009 (2) | Led League in Punt Rt Long 2009 (85) | Led League in Yds/Punt Rt 2009 (15.2) | 3x Pro-Bowl (09, 10, 13)

  3. Darren Sproles (2014-2019) | 1,355 Punt Rt Yds | 4 Punt Rt TD | 11.7 Yds/Punt Rt | Led League in Punt Rt Yds 2014 and 2015 (506, 446) | Led League in Punt Rt TD 2014 and 2015 (2, 2) | Led League in Punt Rt Long 2015 (89) | Led League in Yds/Punt Rt 2014 (13) | 3x Pro-Bowl (14, 15, 16) | Hall of Fame All-2010s Team


Head Coach: Greasy Neale (1941-1950)

Regular Season: 63-43-5 | 59.4 W-L% | Playoffs: 3-1 | 1948 and 1949 NFL Champion | 1947 NFL Championship Appearance | Hall of Fame Class 1967


Finally, we come to the Head Coach position. You may have been expecting Andy Reid here, but it's hard to not give this spot to the great Greasy Neale. Neale led the Eagles to seven winning seasons and three NFL Championship appearances, winning in both 1948 and 1949. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1967. If Reid could have managed to win a championship with the team, this would have been his spot.


Honorable Mentions

  1. Buck Shaw (1958-1960) | Regular Season: 19-16-1 | 54.3 W-L% | Playoffs: 1-0 | 1960 NFL Champion

  2. Dick Vermeil (1976-1982) | Regular Season: 54-47 | 53.5 W-L% | Playoffs: 3-4 | 1980 NFC Champion

  3. Buddy Ryan (1986-1990) | Regular Season: 43-35-1 | 55.1 W-L% | Playoffs: 0-3

  4. Andy Reid (1999-2012) | Regular Season: 130-93-1 | 58.3 W-L% | Playoffs: 10-9 | 2002 Coach of the Year | 2004 NFC Champion

  5. Doug Pederson (2016-2020) | Regular Season: 42-37-1 | 53.1 W-L% | Playoffs: 4-2 | 2017 Super Bowl Champion

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