4 Philadelphia Eagles are given a nod of historic proportions

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Fletcher Cox (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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54. . . . Fletcher Cox, DT (2012 to present). . player

Had we never heard of the Los Angeles RamsAaron Donald, it’s a pretty safe assumption to believe that Fletcher Cox would have been seen as the best in football at his position, but hey, second place isn’t bad when you’re discussing two potential Hall-of-Fame inductees.

"A five-time Pro Bowler and four-time first-or-second-team All-Pro selection, Cox has produced 48.0 career sacks (including a career-high 10.5 sacks in 2018) during his eight seasons with the Eagles. Since 2015, he ranks second among NFL defensive tackles in forced fumbles with 11 trailing only Aaron Donald (13) in that category. Cox helped lead the Eagles to an NFL Championship with a victory in Super Bowl LII."

It appears the respect for “91” goes beyond the Eagles fan base, and now, we turn our attention from a legend in the making to a man whose spot in Canton is secure.

player. 54. . . . Jason Peters, left tackle (2009-2019).

How’s this for a resume? Jason Peters made seven Pro Bowls in an Eagles jersey and nine total. He’s a two-time First-team All-Pro and a four-time Second-team All-Pro. Check this out.

"A huge player (six-foot-four, 238 pounds), Peters was the anchor of the Eagles offensive line for the entire decade. (He helped) pave the way for LeSean McCoy to lead the NFL in rushing in 2013. (He) earned seven Pro Bowl nods and six All-Pro nods during the (ten-year) timespan."

Well, if someone is one of the best players of all time, they’re probably also one of the best players from a decade that featured their prime years. As expected, “The Bodyguard” is on the list.