Former Philadelphia Eagles WR shares Super Bowl envy

Freddie Mitchell, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Freddie Mitchell, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images) /

A former Philadelphia Eagles wideout seems to be a tad salty.

He’s a man of many nicknames: The People’s Champ and FredEx being among them, but former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Freddie Mitchell will live in infamy among Birds fans for two reasons. One, all you have to do is say ‘4th and 26’ and every Eagles fan knows what you mean. Second, well, it’s Freddie Mitchell. He’s not someone you can describe without saying ‘umm’ and ‘well, you see what happened was’ a lot.

Recently, the former Birds legend of his own kind or legend in his own mind, whichever you deem appropriate, popped up on a few radars after his former leader, former Eagles head coach Andy Reid, advanced to his second Super Bowl in as many seasons.

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Timing? Well, it probably wasn’t the right time, but can you blame the guy for thinking about that?

Here’s a quick look at one of the strangest Philadelphia Eagles career ever.

The Birds drafted FredEx 25th overall, in the first round of 2001’s NFL Draft. They passed on guys like Steve Smith Sr., Reggie Wayne, and Chad Johnson in the process. Now, you can stop the entire story right there, but let’s continue.

In four seasons with Philly, Mitchell racked up 107 catches for 1,450 yards and six trips to the end zone. Those numbers include ten playoff games. Give him three more snags, and Reggie Wayne exceeded all of those numbers in 2007. Think about that for the second.

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Mitchell sits somewhere on a thin line separating immortality and being just on the verge of being forgotten forever. He will never be a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Heck, he may never be inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame, but come on. It’s Fast Freddie.

If you’re an Eagles fan, you know the emotion he evokes. Heck, you’re probably somewhere smiling right now. Even now, it’s hard to ignore some of the things that he’s doing.