The 1990s weren’t exactly the best memories for Eagles fans. The franchise has seen better days earlier on during the NFL Championship era, and Philadelphia was so far away from getting close to a Super Bowl.
Rodney Peete was an experienced passer when he joined the Eagles, but the journeyman quarterback couldn’t help them achieve too much team success during his four-year stint in Philadelphia.
Peete was an impressive athlete who could never find his identity as an NFL quarterback. He threw for over 16,000 yards in his career, but the personal accolades wouldn’t come rolling in for him.
He showed some promise during his first season with the Eagles, as he helped lead them to a 9-3 record. During that season, Peete established himself as the comeback kid with three fourth-quarter comebacks and four total game-winning drives.
During that 1995 NFL season, Peete appeared in the playoffs for the second consecutive season after getting bounced out in the first round while with the Dallas Cowboys in 1994. He managed to get revenge on his former team in the Detroit Lions, but Peete would struggle to get the Eagles over the hump and lost to his other former team, and Eagles’ rival, in the Cowboys.
Outside of that big season, Peete didn’t have too much to offer for the Eagles, as injuries would eventually define his career. The next three years, Peete would go .500 as the Eagles quarterback with a total record of 6-6. Again, those weren’t the best days for the Eagles as a whole, so Peete’s contributions didn’t leave too much of a mark on the franchise.