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Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles
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. player. 54. . . . Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox

During his first nine NFL seasons, Fletcher Cox was voted onto the Pro Bowl roster six times. One of those nods came in 2020 after a season that, if we’re being honest, isn’t representative of who Fletch is and how good he has been for most of his career.

As hard as we’ve been on Cox in 2021, here’s the truth. The signs of a possible decline by the future Hall of Famer didn’t begin this season. They’re seemingly showing up more frequently, but this isn’t the first time we’ve seen them.

Cox tallied 41 total tackles, a forced fumble, and 6.5 sacks in 2020. Sure, those are decent numbers, but they aren’t representative of what the eyeball test gave us on a game-in and game-out basis.

It would be unfair to state that his most recent Pro Bowl mention was more about reputation than results. Still, if he was given the nod again after this season, that would most certainly be the case.

Cox’s career is beginning to mirror what the end of Jason Peters’ career in an Eagles jersey looked like. His best days are clearly behind him. However, if he doesn’t want to look like the warrior that didn’t know when it was time to give up, that part of his reputation may need to be built somewhere else while wearing another team’s jersey.

It would definitely give the Eagles some much-needed spending money. They could sign three guys for what Cox is making.