Which Eagles Players Deserve A Pro Bowl bid?


Whether or not the Philadelphia Eagles make the postseason this year, some players on their team certainly deserve to make the Pro Bowl at the end of the year.

The team obviously hasn’t had the best season, or anything like many people expected from them, but there are multiple players on the team that deserve to play in the Pro Bowl game. Personally, I think it’s the stupidest game ever, and every year I get angry about who ends up getting picked, but either way I still like to see Eagles players honored for their performances. Here’s who I think should make it to the Pro Bowl this year:

DE Fletcher Cox

This one seems like a no-brainer, but considering Cox is actually listed as a defensive end and not a defensive tackle on the ballot, this may make it a little trickier. The fact that they don’t separate the voting between 4-3 and 3-4 players is tough because people have different roles depending on the base defense. However, I think Cox deserves it no matter what position he’s listed at. His 50 tackles this year is tied for seventh on the team, and his 6.5 sacks is tied for first. He is an absolute beast in stopping the run, blowing up entire offensive lines. He has been called one of the best interior defensive linemen in the league by many people this year as his popularity begins to grow throughout the country. The fact that he’s still under the radar for most people doesn’t help his chances, but the league has to make sure he ends up in the Pro Bowl. He’s the best player on the Eagles by far.

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FS Malcolm Jenkins

Jenkins is having an incredible season, already surpassing his tackle total from last year with three games still left in the season. His 87 tackles are most on the team and one of the highest among free safeties in the league. Jenkins does a lot more than just sit back in coverage though, as evidenced by his tackle numbers. He also has been acting as the team’s slot coverage guy at times this season, although this has changed week to week. He has added a fumble recovery, two interceptions and a career-high three forced fumbles. His 99-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Patriots was one of the best plays for this team all year. He’s never been a Pro Bowler before (despite being second-team All-Pro in 2010), and I think this is the year he deserves a bid the most.

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KR Darren Sproles

Sproles has had another sensational year as a punt returner and deserves to return to the Pro Bowl for his second straight year. He currently leads the league in punt return yards (434), yards per return (12.8) and touchdowns (2). There really aren’t any other categories that a punt returner can excel at, but I’m sure he’d be one of the top guys even if there were. Sproles doesn’t seem to be showing any sense of slowing down despite being over 30 years old. He is truly a special return man.

ST Chris Maragos

Maragos hasn’t excelled quite as much statistically as he did last year relative to everyone else, but he has still been an invaluable part of the Eagles’ special teams unit. He currently has nine special teams tackles, second on the team only to Trey Burton. He also has the first blocked kick of his career, which came against the Patriots in that epic upset. There are a lot of great special teams guys out there, but Maragos has been elite once again and deserves a shot at the Pro Bowl.