Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith will have the opportunity to see the Super Bowl banner for the first time this weekend.
The Philadelphia Eagles are set to take on the Carolina Panthers at Linc this Sunday. While the Eagles took care of the Panthers last season, they are not to be taken lightly this week as the Panthers are on a tough road to remaining relevant in the NFC playoff picture.
While it will be an exciting matchup for all, the Eagles will get to see a familiar face once again this week, as former Eagles receiver Torrey Smith comes to town.
Smith was a significant piece for the Eagles 2017 playoff run, as he made some of the most memorable catches leading up to the Super Bowl. He finished off the playoffs with 13 catches for 157 yards, and one touchdown that occurred on the famous flea-flicker play during the dominant NFC Championship win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The Eagles traded away Smith during the offseason, to acquire cornerback Daryl Worley, who ended up being released a few months later. At the time, the trade made sense, so there were no hard feelings between Smith and the Eagles. And while Smith recognizes his trip to Philly as just another business trip, he is excited about one aspect.
Torrey Smith gets to see the banner
Smith returned to Philadelphia over the summer for the ring ceremony, but he hasn’t been back in town since the Eagles unveiled the banner on Thursday Night Football last month. This weekend, it will be out on display for the veteran wide receiver to see, as it forever hangs at the Linc.
We’re sure the fan perception for Smith will be a welcoming one, as he left Philly on great terms. Although that’s not typically the case for Philly fans where they embrace former players, this situation is different. Any player who was a part of the historical Super Bowl squad is good in this town for sure.