Under-the-radar Eagles who contributed the most to their playoff run

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Greg Ward #84, Philadelphia Eagles
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84. player. 54. . . . Greg Ward, wide receiver

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward

In 49 career games as the quarterback of the Houston Cougars from 2013 to 2016, Greg Ward completed 67.5% of his passes for 8,704 yards, a passer rating of 144.4, and 52 touchdowns versus 26 interceptions. He also added another 2,381 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns on 557 career rushing attempts and caught two touchdown passes as a receiver.

And, you thought Randall Cunningham was the ultimate weapon.

2017 is where the Eagles and Ward’s paths crossed. They added him as an undrafted free agent, but with Carson Wentz and Nick Foles already on the team, there was only one way that Greg was going to make the squad, as a wide receiver.

Since then, he’s fallen victim to the numbers game, signed with the now-defunct AAF’s San Antonio Commanders in 2019, and bounced back and forth from Philly’s practice squad to their active roster. All Greg Ward does is make plays. All the Eagles do is put less talented guys ahead of him on the depth chart and try to find his replacement.

More often than not, when the ball is thrown in Ward’s direction, good things happen. Try not to think about that drop in the end zone versus the New York Giants. That’s the exception to the rule and not the rule itself.