Fletcher Cox’s regression has arrived and here’s some evidence

Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
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Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles
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Is Fletcher Cox on the downside of what’s been an awesome Eagles career?

Ten years is a long time to do anything. Most of us will never know what it feels like to wake up in the morning and see a notification that the National Football League has deposited money into our accounts, but that’s been what life has been like for Fletcher Cox since he joined the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012.

Perhaps you’ve heard. He’s kind of become a big deal over the past decade.

A First-team All-Pro nod (2018), three Second-team All-Pro mentions (2014, 2015, 2017), six Pro Bowl designations (2015–2020), a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie Team, and a spot on the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team are all a part of a journey that will, no doubt, end with his bust being carved and placed in Canton, Ohio. There’s just one thing. This isn’t the same Fletcher Cox.

As a matter of fact, this hasn’t been the same Fletcher Cox for a couple of years (some might say three). Sure, he turned in 6.5 sacks in 2020 after notching 3.5 in 2019, but is there any disagreement in the fact that something is off? Does this feel like the same dominant player that we’ve gotten to know as Birds fans?

If so, you might find this one to be interesting. Here are two arguments for why we may be approaching the conclusion of what’s been a phenomenal run by Number 91.