An idea for Seth Joyner’s next career choice (if the Eagles are interested)

Seth Joyner #59, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Seth Joyner #59, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

If you’re too young to remember this when it happened, you missed a treat, but over the course of an impressive 120-game run (125 games if you count what he did in five playoff starts), Seth Joyner gave blood, sweat, and tears to the Philadelphia Eagles and every fan that was there to cheer the team on from 1986 to 1993.

One of the guys on that famed defense that Buddy Ryan built, Joyner racked up 875 total tackles, 37 sacks, 17 interceptions, 21 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries, and five defensive touchdowns during his eight-year run in the kelly green before following Buddy to the desert as a member of the Arizona Cardinals in 1994.

Following his final two seasons in the NFL, one in Green Bay with the Packers and another with the Denver Broncos, Seth hung the cleats up for good as a member of the 20/20 Club for interceptions and sacks and decided to try his hand at something new, media. Who knew he’d be excellent at that too?

Following a successful run, Eagles great Seth Joyner has announced he’s leaving NBC Sports Philadelphia, but here’s an idea.

A former analyst at the NFL Network when they were just spreading their wings, Seth eventually came home to the City of Brotherly Love. Most recently, he’s held things down on NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Eagles Pregame and Postgame Live. His passion definitely never left for the game, but NBC has to fill some big shoes now as Joyner announced, via his podcast, that he won’t be returning to the show for the 2022-2023 Eagles season.

Gosh… First Ray Didinger retires, and now this! That’s okay though. The staff here at Inside The Iggles has an idea, even if no one else agrees.

We’re going to assume, based on the brutal honesty that Joyner has shown in his pregame and postgame takes, that he hasn’t lost his passion for the game. Might a whistle, some shorts, and an Eagles cap be in this young man’s future?

We’d love to see him give coaching a shot. Nick Rallis is the current Eagles linebackers coach, and he’s doing a great job. Something tells us, however, that having Seth in those linebackers’ meetings would, most certainly, light a fire under some of the young guys. It wouldn’t hurt to bring him in as a quality control coach of some sort a la Duce Staley.

About six or seven months ago, Seth promised that, if he got his hands on Davion Taylor, he’d turn him into a perennial All-Pro in about six months’ time. Come on. No one else is interested in seeing him get a shot at making good on that promise?

Over the years, we’ve seen former Birds like Harold Carmichael, Brian Dawkins, Connor Barwin, and Darren Sproles return and contribute. Why not Seth Joyner?

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T.J. Edwards, Nakobe Dean, Davion Taylor, Kyzir White, and Haason Reddick learning the tricks of the trade from one of the best Birds to play the linebacker position… How can you not see this as being entertaining?

Someone with Howie Roseman’s number needs to get him on the phone immediately. Our staff won’t need any credit when it happens. We just want to see these young linebackers soar (pun intended), and we don’t see any reason why Seth Joyner can’t get them there.