Philadelphia Eagles rumor mill: Doug Pederson, Nick Foles may get a statue
Rumor has it a statue immortalizing Doug Pederson and Nick Foles’ moment during the calling of the ‘Philly Special’ may be unveiled on Wednesday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Well, the sign may be gone from the Philadelphia Eagles‘ locker room at Lincoln Financial Field, but rumor has it a permanent reminder of Philly’s first ever Super Bowl win may find its’ way to ‘The Linc’. Several social media posts have hinted that Bud Light may be unveiling a statue of Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Nick Foles on Wednesday.
That’s just one day prior to Philly’s opening night tilt versus the Atlanta Falcons. Wait until Malcolm Jenkins and the guys hear about this one.
Here’s what we know.
Right around August 30th, Bud Light made an announcement to Eagles Nation by making this declaration:
Since then, it’s been one tweet after the other as fans were trying to figure out more info on what that surprise may be. Here’s a few highlights of a few of the more important ones. It appears that Pederson and Foles may be immortalized in front of ‘The Linc’ forever.
Take a look:
It appears said statue may be a depiction of the ‘Philly Special’. That appears to be Coach and the MVP from Super Bowl LII. Anyone want to take a guess on what they’re supposed to be doing?
If anyone needs a reminder (or has been sleeping under a rock), here’s a little something from NFL Films on a game that took place on February 4th:
Video courtesy of NFL Films’ official YouTube page
Nobody panic. It’s just a statue.
Okay, here’s an idea. Why don’t we all take that idea about burying the 2017-18 season and just acknowledge the fact that it probably won’t happen.
For goodness sake, the Eagles won their first Lombardi Trophy in team history. Fans are excited. They have every right to be. It was an amazing season. We’re all focused on the upcoming campaign. The Eagles are focused. Everyone knows last season’s success won’t guarantee the team anything this season. ‘The Birds’ know that more than anyone else.
We, as fans, on the other hand can stop acting like we aren’t still celebrating. We are.
Still, we can bury the fear that this team may look back as opposed to looking ahead. Doug Pederson won’t let that happen. Neither will guys like Malcolm Jenkins. Philly wants another Lombardi Trophy, and nothing, not a a statue or locker room sign, is going to keep them from exhausting resource to do so.