Flashback Friday: Greg Ward’s first TD with the Eagles is a game-winner

Greg Ward #84, Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Greg Ward #84, Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

What’s that saying? It feels like deja vu all over again. The Philadelphia Eagles, as they were in 2018 and in 2019, are in the midst of a playoff push, but guess what? That isn’t the only thing that’s familiar. During the home stretch of both of those seasons, a winning streak was needed to close the show. That too is the case in what’s been a roller-coaster ride through 2021.

The assignment is well known. Win the next four games. Doing that might do the trick and earn the Eagles a Wild Card berth. Their opponents are the Washington Football Team in Week 15 and Week 17, the New York Giants in Week 16, and the Dallas Cowboys in the finale.

Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles
Greg Ward, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) /

Expect fireworks. Expect some surprises. That’s pretty much par for the course, and that was definitely the case when the Birds met Washington in Week 15 of the 2019 season.

Let’s hope Week 15’s Eagles game doesn’t come down to heroics by Greg Ward.

In 49 career games at the collegiate level as the quarterback of the Houston Cougars, Greg Ward threw for 8,704 yards, ran for 2,381 more, and tossed 52 touchdowns while reaching the end zone 39 more times with his legs. He even scored twice as a receiver. That’s what you call a do-it-all type of player.

The 2017 NFL Draft came, and after seven rounds, no one had written his name on one of their draft cards. He signed as an undrafted rookie with the Philadelphia Eagles on May 11th of that year.

You all know the story. He’s been released, added to the practice squad, elevated, and demoted with such frequency that it would make one’s head spin. He even had a stint in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.

In 2019, his time came. Thanks to both emergency and necessity, Greg Ward finally got a chance to show what he could do as a part of the active roster.

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If you’re a little hazy, click here to check out what happened the last time the Eagles met Washington in Week 15 of an NFL season (you know how those copyright laws are). Here’s a spoiler alert. The former quarterback hauls in his first career NFL touchdown in grand style.

Thank the NFL’s official YouTube channel for the visual, and keep your fingers crossed for another Eagles victory this week. Let’s just hope the game doesn’t come down to a last-minute drive and some Greg Ward heroics.