Former Eagles star Chris Long believes he still has a few sacks in him

Chris Long #56, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Chris Long #56, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

He didn’t play for the Philadelphia Eagles long, 32 regular-season games and another five during the postseason to be exact. His impact during that time will never be forgotten. During the 2017 and 2018 NFL seasons, Chris Long was one of the contributors to a Vince Lombardi Trophy during two playoff runs. He also dedicated much of his salary to charity and once led a rallying cry that led to Birds fans buying the entire world’s supply of dog masks.

When most Birds fans think of him, however, one play comes to mind. Once upon a time, during an NFC Championship Game, with his team trailing by a 7-0 margin and needing some momentum, the son of a Pro Football Hall of Famer made a play that led to an interception and helped shift things in the Eagles favor.

His time in Eagles green produced 58 tackles, 12 sacks, 47 additional hits on the quarterback, six forced fumbles, two pass breakups, and a much-needed assist on that Patrick Robinson pick-six (those numbers include what he did in those five postseason games). By the looks of things, he believes he could still lace up the cleats and make a few plays… in a limited role of course.

Chris Long hung out with The 33rd Team, and the former Eagles star believes he still has one more run left in him.

His playing days might be over, but he’s enjoyed a nice life with the NFL in his rear-view mirror as a philanthropist and analyst. Recently, The 33rd Team announced he’d be joining their team. Shortly thereafter a conversation ensued, and this was the result.

There really isn’t much there, and at this point, having reached the age of 37 and seeing as how he hasn’t played a game since January 13th of 2019, it’s safe to assume any highlights we see of the former Eagle will be found on YouTube.

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You never know though, as Chris stated, if someone is “desperate enough”, as he put it, he might be good for about ten to 15 snaps. Have you seen this guy recently? He looks like he could still play.