5 Current Philadelphia Eagles who deserve Hall of Fame consideration

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54. . . . Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle. 91. player

Philadelphia Eagles fans have been aware of Cox’s greatness for some time.

Well, the secret is out. This Fletcher Cox guy is pretty good. Unless you’ve been stationed on the moon for some weird work assignment, that’s a statement that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.

Cox’s greatness has been a topic of discussion among football pundits for quite some time. In 2001, his final season as a member of the SEC’s Mississippi State Bulldogs, Philly’s best player earned First-team All-American and First-team All-SEC nods. Umm, you know that the SEC is college football’s most fertile soil for NFL-level talent correct?

91 was taken 12th-overall during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Birds, and we can now state that decision worked out pretty well for them. He’s a six-time Pro Bowl nod. Make that six in a row (2015–2020).

He earned his initial First-team All-Pro nod in 2018, and though most believe that Aaron Donald is still the best in the game at the defensive tackle position and though some might even argue that Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs has overtaken Cox as the game’s second-best, it isn’t out the realm of possibility that 91 will earn another.

Say it now. Fletcher Cox is a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, and if he isn’t, the process used to place these guys in Canton needs to be rethought and re-examined.