Jon Dorenbos finally receives his Super Bowl ring

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: Long snapper Jon Dorenbos
GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 26: Long snapper Jon Dorenbos /

The Philadelphia Eagles finally issue their magic man, Jon Dorenbos his Super Bowl ring.

The road to receiving a Super Bowl ring was quite tricky for former Philadelphia Eagles long snapper, Jon Dorenbos. We’re sure you have all heard his story at some point over the last year or so. For those who don’t know, to make a long story short; Jon Dorenbos was traded to the New Orleans Saints for a seventh-round draft pick last offseason. Although his departure from the Eagles was upsetting, the trade actually saved his life.

The trade would eventually never go through since Dorenbos found out that he had an aortic aneurysm, which required open heart surgery. His sudden discovery led to his unexpected retirement before kicking off his 13th season in the NFL. So even though Dorenbos was traded to the Saints, he technically retired from the Eagles since the trade was voided.

Despite being traded ahead of the 2017 NFL season, the Eagles still wanted to make sure that Dorenbos was a part of the success story. Not too long after the Eagles defeated the New England Patriots to win Super Bowl LII, Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie made it clear to Dorenbos that he would receive a ring along with the rest of the team in the Summer.

Dorenbos’ reaction:

The Eagles held their ring ceremony last week. Most of the 2017 players and staff got together in Philly for a memorable event. Unfortunately, Dorenbos was not able to attend the festivities. Don’t think for a second that Dorenbos was going to miss out on grabbing his one and only Super Bowl ring ever, though.

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The magic man showed face at the Nova Care Complex on Wednesday, where he received his expensive jewelry. As expected, Dorenbos’ lit up with excitement as he gently took out the ring and put it on. Despite being a long snapper, Dorenbos has shared a special bond with the Philadelphia fan base. So while this may be his first and final Super Bowl honor with the Eagles, don’t be surprised if the Eagles continue to honor Dorenbos in some type of way. After all, he was the longest-tenured Eagles player while he was still officially on the roster.