The Philadelphia Eagles were getting ready to participate in their final OTAs practice on Thursday, but Doug Pederson had a change of plans.
It’s been a long three weeks for the Philadelphia Eagles as a majority of the team returned to the Nova Care Complex for OTAs. As always, there were a handful of absences from established veterans who take this time to have a longer vacation.
However, nobody can be upset considering the fact that OTAs are voluntary. The unfortunate part about this week though is that those veterans who missed out on OTAs for the last three weeks missed out on the surprise competition that occurred in South Philly on Thursday afternoon.
This week, the Eagles were wrapping up the third and final week of the voluntary sessions. Next week, they will be back in attendance for the mandatory portion of the offseason, which everybody, including the veterans, is expected to be at. So before the strict part of the offseason occurs, the man of the people, Doug Pederson wanted to keep things light on Thursday.
Pederson takes the team on a field trip
Two years ago, Doug Pederson surprised the Eagles on the final day of OTAs by taking the team paintballing. Last year, the vibe around the complex might’ve still been on the high from the Super Bowl victory, so there was no surprise activity to wrap up OTAs. This year though, the fun is back in Philly as Doug Pederson decided to cancel OTAs, and go bowling with the team.
As you can see, wide receiver Nelson Agholor decided to document a few moments during the afternoon bowling session. Quarterback Carson Wentz rocked his own t-shirt jersey and is on display with a nice roll that had an unfortunate hit on the pins. Doug Pederson, however, bowled a strike as Agholor dubbed him as “the legend.” That roll of the ball was admittedly legendary by the head coach. There’s no word yet on who won, but based off of this video it’s probably safe to say that Coach Pederson is probably up there in the ranks.