Chris Long reacts to winning Byron “Whizzer” White award


Chris Long was named the NFLPA Community MVP for the 2017 season.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been outstanding in many ways this season. Not only did they accomplish a 13-3 record along with a Super Bowl LII appearance. But they also did plenty off of the field for the city of Philadelphia and beyond. For Eagles defensive end Chris Long, he would be recognized as the NFLPA’s community MVP for the 2017 season.

Multiple Eagles were recognized as nominees for the Byon “Whizzer” White award. Quarterback Carson Wentz, Defensive end Vinny Curry and the winner, of course, Chris Long. When Long was announced as a finalist earlier in the week, it would’ve been shocking to hear that he didn’t win.

Long decided at the beginning of the season, he was going to donate the first six-game checks that he earns to his own foundation. After those games were up, he decided to switch gears an go all in. That’s when Long announced that he would basically play for free this year and give all of his 2017 salaries away to the multiple causes that his foundation donates to.

Long’s contributions off the field have made him an even bigger name than before. He even gained some heavy praise from the former president, Barack Obama. Now that Long had some downtime in Minnesota as he prepares for the Super Bowl. He finally had a chance to react to his winnings.

Long’s reaction:

Humble Long:

What a class act Chris Long is. After showing his appreciation to everyone involved with his foundation, he decided to acknowledge the other five finalists. He also gave a nice shoutout to the city of Boston despite the fact that they are the enemies this week. But as we all know, Long is a former New England Patriot so he can’t help but give credit when it’s due.

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The Eagles now have two players that have won the NFLPA’s community MVP award. Last season, safety Malcolm Jenkins took home the winnings to his foundation and now Long has followed up with a second win for the for the Eagles in a row! Hopefully, they can keep up the hard work off the field and bring in a third for next season.