Brandon Graham sets new Philadelphia Eagles franchise record

Brandon Graham #55, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Brandon Graham #55, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

B.G. will look to extend his own record for the Philadelphia Eagles now.

Yep, you read that correctly. Every time Brandon Graham steps on the field from now until his time in midnight green is over, he’ll be extending his own record as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Philly’s game in Week 14 versus the New Orleans Saints also doubles as the 156th game Brandon Graham has appeared in. That’s a franchise record as he passes the great Trent Cole.

Graham has solidified himself as one of the great Philadelphia Eagles of all time.

It hasn’t always been pretty, but 55 has done all that Birds fans and the Eagles organization could have asked for. All that is required is you do your best, and you come to the game ready to play. Check both boxes for B.G.

Sure, it took a while for him to get going. One might call it a slow start, but that infectious smile, his relentless hustle, and his longevity have all proven something. Big Red aka Andy Reid was right to take the former Michigan Wolverines standout with the 13th-overall selection in 2010’s NFL Draft.

156 regular-season games later (that’s 163 games with 104 starts if you include the playoffs), B.G. has racked up 419 total tackles. 317 of those were of the solo variety, and 105 have resulted in a loss of yardage. Add that to 61.5 sacks, seven pass breakups, seven fumble recoveries, and 21 forced fumbles, including what might be the most famous strip-sack in the 101-year history of the NFL.

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Graham is one of those rare humans who have played for Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, and Doug Pederson. If he doesn’t earn his first-ever Pro Bowl nod in 2020 (he should have had at least two by now), there needs to be an investigation. From disappointment to team legend and from defensive end to outside linebacker back to the defensive end position again, Graham continues to get it done. We’re talking about one of the greatest Eagles of all time here.