Legendary wide receiver Cris Carter was finally given his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Carter played in 234 career games, caught 1,101 passes for 13,899, and hauled in 130 touchdowns. Carter was a student of the game, a model of consistency, and undoubtedly one of the best receivers in the history of professional football. But while Carter will be remembered for his work as a Minnesota Viking, it was with the Eagles where the Ohio State product first displayed his special skills.
A fourth-round selection in the 1987 supplementary draft, Carter amassed 89 catches for 1,450 yards, and 19 touchdowns during his three seasons in Philadelphia. As the Eagles lacked explosive offensive playmakers to compliment a dominant defense in the 1990s, one can only wonder what if Carter had been part of the mix. Would it have been enough to push the team over the top during their seasons that fell short of the ultimate goal? Who knows. It’s one of many questions that haunt this franchise after a 47th season without a Super Bowl victory.
Check out what could have been the first of all 130 career touchdowns in an Eagles uniform below.