Ranking the Philadelphia Eagles 2023 Free Agent group

Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

2. player. 54. . . . Brandon Graham, defensive end

Has Brandon Graham achieved a level of being irreplaceable? Is he someone that this team can’t afford to lose?

Once players reach the ripe old age of 30, they’re sometimes treated like they’re ready for whatever the NFL’s equivalent to the scarlet letter and social security is. Brandon Graham turned 34 years young on April 3rd. He’s also coming off of an injury that forced him to miss all but two games during the 2021-2022 Eagles season, but that injury seems to be an outlier.

B.G. never gets hurt, and since his return, it’s been said that he’s just as explosive as he’s always been. So, with that, we ask a serious question.

If we have nothing to complain about other than the fact that he’s 34 years old, why are we stressing? He isn’t! That smile is just as bright as it’s always been. Perhaps B.G. is the defense’s comp to what Jason Kelce has become on the offensive side of the football.

Perhaps B.G. is just one of those guys that should be allowed to play for this team for as long as he wants to. His value is incalculable. He’s a leader on the field and off of it.