At this point, everything the Philadelphia Eagles do reminds us that another NFL season is on the horizon, and Week 1’s game versus the Detroit Lions is around the corner. Ten days separate us from September 11th, a day that our great country remembers and marks on its calendars year after year for obvious reasons. Thankfully, in 2022, despite the fact that the attacks that occurred on that day will never be wiped from our memories, America’s best game will be there to soften the blow.
We love calling this great land home, and we most certainly love the guys in midnight green that represent a city that was America’s first capital city. With that being said, let’s talk about some football.
The Philadelphia Eagles name seven captains ahead of the 2022-2023 NFL season.
Sure, there are more important questions that need answering. Who in the heck is going to return punts? When is this team going to add another running back or wide receiver (or both)? Still, again, every announcement this team makes is exciting now. Here are the seven team captains named by the Eagles players.
Jalen Hurts, quarterback
This should have been obvious. The Philadelphia Eagles again name QB1, Jalen Hurts, as one of the leaders on offense.
Jason Kelce, center
Perhaps the most beloved Eagle of all time outside of Brian Dawkins, Jason Kelce will again carry a captain’s badge on his jersey.
Lane Johnson, right tackle
He may be overlooked by the rest of the NFL, but you don’t have to explain Lane Johnson’s value to any Eagles fan. It appears the other men in the locker room agree.
An old man now, Brandon Graham still plays the game like he’s trying to make the roster. This should also be obvious. Every Eagle that wants to play in this league for a long time better be following this guy around constantly.
Big Play Slay assumed a leadership role as soon as he arrived. Always willing to help out teammates on offense and defense, this is another no-brainer.
The second-longest-tenured Eagles player on defense, Fletcher Cox may draw criticism from time to time outside of the locker room, but make no mistake about it. You can’t find any teammate that doesn’t love him.
Jake Elliott, kicker
He’s one of the heroes from the lone Super Bowl-winning season in franchise history, and at the close of last season, he earned a Pro Bowl nod. Jake Elliott earns his captain’s bars. It’s an honor that’s well-deserved.