Ladies and gentlemen, meet your 2019 Philadelphia Eagles team captains. ITI’s got one sentence on each one.
At this point, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to sleep or concentrate at work. The Philadelphia Eagles have a date with their longtime rival, the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The game is at Lincoln Financial Field. This one kicks off at 1 PM EST, but those are the things you already know.
What we don’t know for sure is how this one will play out. We can guess, but we don’t know.
Hopefully, the Eagles will pull this one out. They’re off to a great start as, on Thursday, they officially announced their team captains for the 2019 season.
Hey, does anyone else remember that kickoff by the ‘Flying Hawaiin’ when Jake Elliott got hurt?
Here’s the Eagles’ official announcement followed by one sentence on each one.
1. Carson Wentz
With all of the talk about Carson Wentz’s leadership behind him and the disrespectful comments about his ability, the Eagles make a statement that they’re firmly behind the face of the franchise (as they should be).
2. Malcolm Jenkins
Anyone who has any concerns about Malcolm Jenkins’ ability as a leader needn’t look any further than any NFL Films presentation on Super Bowl LII where ’27’ was mic’d up.
3. Kamu Grugier-Hill
Kamu Grugier-Hill’s importance on special teams is well known, and when he comes back to the field, he’ll be expected to play a bigger role in Philly’s defense as well.
4. Jason Kelce
The author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades is the anchor of the Eagles’ offensive line and probably, outside of Lane Johnson, the only guy on that unit who could be named as a captain over Jason Peters.
5. Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox is the Eagles’ best player and one of the top twenty players in the entire NFL, so he shouldn’t have any issues getting someone to listen if he feels that he needs to say something.