Andre Dillard looks like a superhero ahead of fourth year with Eagles

Andre Dillard #77, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Andre Dillard #77, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Sometimes, it takes a little longer for the light bulb to come on for some than it does for others. Guys like Joe Burrow spoil us. They get so good and so quickly, that it makes us expect that to be the case with every NFL star, and we get frustrated when things don’t work out that way. Such is life for Philadephia Eagles fans. We’re still waiting on Derek Barnett and Andre Dillard to wow us. So far, it hasn’t happened, but Dillard seems to be approaching Year 4 with renewed focus.

You know the story well. Philly selected Andre with the 22nd-overall selection, during Round 1 of the 2019 NFL Draft. Since then, both his mental and physical toughness have been questioned, especially after he seemingly accepted defeat when asked to play right tackle versus the Seattle Seahawks before the game even began. There was also an embarrassing story about a meltdown in practice after he was pushed by coaches.

Things bottomed out when he lost the job of starting left tackle to Jordan Mailata, a man that never even played American football prior to 2018. Can you believe Jordan didn’t even know how to put his helmet on?

Dillard has been the subject of trade talks and a possible release, but give the young man credit. He hasn’t given up on himself.

Andre Dillard has gone to work on his body prior to the 2022 season.

The surprises just keep on coming for the Philadelphia Eagles. After an intriguing NFL Draft and Philly’s addition of several undrafted rookie free agents, something really cool crossed our desks. It appears that Andre Dillard has gone to work in an attempt to channel his inner Schwarzenegger as he dropped a photo on his Instagram story.

Take a look (open in Twitter for the full photo.):

Nope, we can’t say that we saw that coming!

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Nope, we can’t say that we saw that coming!

Now, this won’t win him a job or help him take his job back from Mailata. As a matter of fact, we doubt that he will. The Eagles reportedly aren’t interested in picking up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, but this should get the adrenaline pumping as we approach spring and summer camps for the Birds.

Andre Dillard looks like an All-Pro physically. The questions are about whether or not he winds up playing like one.