WalterFootball is one of the most comprehensive college and pro football websites around–its coverage doesn’t stop when the games stop. Today the site checked in with 2012 NFL Awards and despite the Eagles’ complete lack of success this past season, one of their players managed to take home an award.
Let’s have a round of applause for Eagles RG Evan Mathis.
Offensive Guard of the Year – Evan Mathis, Eagles.
Philadelphia’s offensive line was a mess for most of the season because of injuries. Mostly a mess – because Evan Mathis was the top guard in the NFL. He was a forceful run-blocker and was seldom penalized. Best of all, he surrendered just one sack all season.
With injured starters Jason Peters, Jason Kelce and Todd Herremans all set to return in 2013, the Eagles could see a dramatic turn around from the unit’s uninspired play of a year ago. Still, the line is expected to get some attention this offseason as the team needs to begin adding talented youth as it rebuilds.