Norm Snead got his career started with the Washington Redskins, where he played there for three seasons before joining the Eagles. While with Washington, Snead was an absolute interception machine. However, it didn’t matter much in Washington, as he was still recognized as a Pro Bowler in two out of the three seasons he played there.
It was 1964 when Snead first joined the Eagles, and he ended up spending seven years there in Philly — the longest stint that he had with a team in his 17-year NFL career.
Although he was a two-time Pro Bowler with the Redskins, he only managed to make it in with the Eagles once. As a team, the Eagles struggled in the 1960s with Snead at the helm. Considering he only cracked a .500 record once, it was clear his services weren’t enough to turn them around during his seven-year stint at quarterback.
His solo production for the Eagles was undeniable, though. Despite having a starting record of 28-50-3, Snead wrapped up his tenure with the Eagles passing for 15,672 yards, and 111 touchdowns.
Eagles fans might not have embraced Snead the way they should’ve at the time, considering that they traded Sonny Jurgensen for his services. But today, the fans who were alive to witness his game can sit back and appreciate what he brought to the table, even if he didn’t give them a winning record during his time under center.