Even to the most die-hard Philadephia Eagles fans, these guys might be a stretch.
Tramon Williams isn’t on this list because of any stint that he had with Philly. It’s because of what he did against them. There was that interception in that 2014 Week 11 game, but the sting of that one pales in comparison to his game-ending pick versus the Eagles in a 21-16 Wild Card win versus the Green Bay Packers during their 2011 run to a Super Bowl win.
He was embarrassed by Chad Beebe in a game versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of 2019, but for the most part, he had a nice year as a slot corner for “The Pack”.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s first run with the Eagles wasn’t one that evokes positive memories. He was, after all, a part of that “Dream Team” debacle. Some of his failure in Philly wasn’t totally his fault. There was this theory that the “Birds” would just make him a slot corner when he never had any experience in that role and his talents were better suited for him to play on the outside.
The other question is what should he do now? Can he play at safety? Does he have enough tread on the tire to actually win the Eagles’ other starting job? Let’s be honest, even now, are we certain he isn’t better than Sidney Jones or Avonta Maddox?
Once upon a time, the Eagles, needing to replace the legendary Brian Dawkins, went the route of selecting Brandon Graham in the 2010 NFL Draft over Earl Thomas. Philly found a safety later, two of them actually.
One was a second-rounder, Nate Allen. The other was Kurt Coleman, who Philly landed in Round 7. Believe it or not, you can make the argument that the seventh-rounder was actually the better talent.
Coleman tallied 229 total tackles to go along with seven picks, 11 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles in 61 games with 30 starts (also including the playoffs). Sure Allen did more in his time with Philly, but it was Coleman’s run with the Carolina Panthers that showed us how great he can be. Believe it or not, he also shares a team record with for most interceptions in a game thanks to three picks versus the Washington Redskins in 2011. How’s that for a trivia question?