LeGarrette Blount says goodbye to the Philadelphia Eagles

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Jeffrey Lurie owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and LeGarrette Blount
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Jeffrey Lurie owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and LeGarrette Blount /

LeGarrette Blount has a message for every fan of the Philadelphia Eagles and his former teammates.

Though his time with the Philadelphia Eagles was short, LeGarrette Blount will remain as one of Philly’s favorite sons forever. He did just about everything ‘The Birds’ could have asked of him. If you’re a stat guy or gal, you may not believe that. The regular season produced 766 yards and two touchdowns on 173 rushing attempts and 50 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions.

What everyone’s going to remember, however, is the Eagles’ playoff push. Blount ran wild and scored a touchdown in every postseason game the Eagles played in while amassing 130 yards on 29 carries. When the Eagles’ run was over, Philly would raise the Lombardi Trophy for the first time in franchise history.

LeGarrette Blount offers a fond farewell.

Blount’s career in Philly, when it all was said and done, was 19 total games. Next season, he’ll tote the rock for the Detroit Lions, but the love he has for the Eagles and their fans (and the love the Eagles and their fans have for him) will never die. Need proof? Look no further than the farewell message he left on his Instagram account.

Take a look:


Moving forward can be hard sometimes, but not in this case.

Blount answered a ton of questions that were asked about him in 2017. We all wondered if he could flourish in the ‘power back’ role after carrying the ball over 400 times (that includes the playoffs) a season earlier. We wondered if their was any tread left on the tire. Some of us asked if he could catch the ball out of the backfield if it was necessary for him to do so.

Blount checked every single box, and answered every single question.

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The backfield duties in Philly now belong to Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, but Eagles fans won’t forget Blount’s contribution any time soon. No word yet as to whether or not he’ll have to pay for a meal whenever he stops in Philly to visit.