Eagles’ Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz honored by Maxwell Club

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Carson Wentz
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 08: Quarterback Carson Wentz /

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz are both being honored for the part they played in helping their team reach Super Bowl LII.

Just in case you haven’t heard, the Philadelphia Eagles have scratched and fought their way to an appearance in Super Bowl LII. We can discuss how they did it all day. We can come up with one hundred or so different reasons. One thing we can all agree on is the fact that none of this would be possible without their head coach, Doug Pederson, and their quarterback, Carson Wentz.

Now, for all of their hard work, they’ll be honored by Maxwell Club. Pederson will receive the Greasy Neale Professional Coach of the Year. Wentz earns the Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year Award.

Here’s a little history.

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Wentz winning the Bell award means this is the seventh time a member of the Eagles has done so. Former Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was the last to do so in 2010. Five other Neale Awards have been given to an Eagles coach.

Wentz and Pederson have both been instrumental in the team’s success, and they’re both a ton of the reason the Eagles are playing for their first Lombardi Trophy on February 4th.

The Tropicana Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey will host The 81st Maxwell Club National Awards Gala. That isn’t until March 9th however.

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Prior to that there’s a Super Bowl to be played. One night prior to that, the NFL Honors will be held, and Pederson has a chance to named NFL Coach of the Year. Wentz, once seen as one of the favorites for league MVP, may have seen his chances of winning that award drop. That’s partially due to the fact that the team has had success without him. If you were able to ask him, however, you can best believe his response would be that he’d rather see his team in the position that they’re in.

Both Pederson and Wentz are in their second year with the team. This is an Eagles team that will be good for a long time.