Four Philadelphia Eagles have a chance to pencil their names into Canton.
A spot in football immortality is coveted by all who ever pick up a football, but for four Philadelphia Eagles, their odds could rise after a stellar 2020 season. Sure, it’s hard to think that Philly has four, if not more, future Hall of Famers on their roster right now, considering the two straight 9-7 seasons we’ve seen, but the team does house some high-end talent.
Coming into 2019, the Eagles were hyped as one of the best rosters in all of football. This offseason, the narrative is different. The team is young, fast, and, in a lot of spots, unproven. However, in much-needed places, the Eagles do have veteran faces to lead the way.
For four of those veteran faces, a winning season is at the forefront of their minds, but for at least one, and possibly more, a bust in Canton could be extra motivation for success.
All four of these vets are at least 30 years of age or will turn 30 years of age as the season goes on. Their careers have certainly approached the finish line. For some, they’re steps away. For others, hanging up the cleats is a few miles away.
No matter the age or the position, the Eagles will be dependent on these veterans to lead the way in the locker room and on the stat sheet. With a 27-year-old Carson Wentz at the helm of the offense, the fifth-year quarterback’s voice should be louder than anyone else’s, but these older players will be some strong voices in the locker room.