Fletcher Cox has a street named after him in Mississippi
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has a street named in his honor.
The Super Bowl victory did a lot of positive things for the city of Philadelphia. Not only did it bring happiness and joy to a lot of Philadelphia Eagles fans, but it brought a lot of rewards for the players involved as well. For example, the Super Bowl MVP was recently rewarded with a contract restructured with incentives. Also, every single player from 2017 will earn a flashy new championship ring.
For Fletcher Cox though, he ended up getting an incredible gift from the beautiful people from his hometown. The defensive tackle told the media on Tuesday that there is a road called “Fletcher Cox Road” in Yazoo City, Mississippi. It just so happens to be the longest road in the small town with a population of just over 11,000 people.
So now that Cox has won the Super Bowl and got a street named after him, what is next for the veteran defender? Zak Rosenblatt of NJ Advanced Media reported that Cox has big plans to accomplish something he has yet to do in his successful career.
What’s next for Cox?
The road to the defensive player of the year will be a difficult one for Cox. The last time that a defensive tackle took home the award, it was Warren Sapp back in 1999. He ended up dominating backfields that season with 12.5 sacks and 27 total tackles. That’s a long way to go for Cox who finished up this past season with seven fewer sacks and 12 fewer tackles.
Nowadays, it’s tough for a defensive tackle to stand out on the stat sheet. Sure, the Eagles know that Cox’s domination up front may go unnoticed on paper, but it would be difficult for the Pro Football Writers Association to choose him if he doesn’t have the stats to back it up.
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Regardless of what happens, we all know that Cox will leave a significant impact on the NFC this season. The big man is looking to continue to dominate as the Eagles defend their Super Bowl status. That’s all that the Eagles can really look for from Cox as we inch closer to the 2018 NFL season.