Philadelphia Eagles offensive line: Thoughts on every starter, prospect
Philadelphia Eagles fans don’t really need to be introduced to any of these guys.
Could the Philadelphia Eagles send three offensive linemen to the Pro Bowl? These guys aren’t just All-Pro candidates (again, if they stay healthy). Two of them have quietly constructed careers that are borderline Pro Football Hall of Fame worthy.
Center: Jason Kelce
This is probably the last ride for the legend. He’s so much more than the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades. Jason Kelce, after notching three First-team All-Pro nods (2017-2019) and four Pro Bowl nominations (2014, 2016, 2019, 2020), needs to be given some serious Hall of Fame consideration.
He’s been the starter for all 149 of his games as an Eagle (that includes seven playoff games), and he hasn’t missed a game since 2014. That’s pretty good for a sixth-round draft choice.
Right guard: Brandon Brooks
Don’t look now, but we’re starting to use a phrase more and more often when discussing Brandon Brooks. That phrase is injury-prone.
Since January of 2019, he’s ruptured an Achilles tendon twice, and he’s separated his shoulder. There may not be a better right guard in the game if Brooks is healthy, but the question now is whether or not he’s starting to deteriorate physically.
Right tackle: Lane Johnson
As great as he is, Lane Johnson has, at times, played second-fiddle to Jason Peters and Jason Kelce. That’s understandable as both are two of the best to ever do it at their respective positions.
Still, despite being a three-time Pro Bowl nod (2017–2019), a First-team All-Pro and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-NFC Team in 2017, and a member of PFF’s 2010s All-Decade Team, Lane Johnson still flies under the radar at times. The reason being that he’s so good fans and members of the media take him for granted.