Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat sets new personal single-season high

Javon Hargrave (97) Josh Sweat (94), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports)
Javon Hargrave (97) Josh Sweat (94), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports) /

When the Philadelphia Eagles selected Josh Sweat with the 130th overall selection of the 2018 NFL Draft, there were theories that he’d be hit or miss. After all, once the third day of any selection meeting rolls around, the hope is the guys taken can excel. Most teams are rolling the dice at that point.

They say the draft is a dice game, a crap shoot. We all knew Josh Sweat had talent, but he’s exceeded even what we thought he had the potential to become. On September 18th of 2021, the Birds inked the former Florida State Seminole to a three-year, $40 million extension. No one had any issues with the idea when it occurred. Since the move was announced, Josh has done nothing but reward the organization’s confidence in him.

Look no further than the Pro Bowl nod that followed if you have questions. So far this season, he’s done all that he can to prove he deserves another nomination.

Eagles EDGE star Josh Sweat sets a new season career-high for sacks.

At the time this story was written and published, the Eagles are in a dogfight with the 3-10 Bears. There’s still an entire half to play, but there have been some bright spots. Philly, despite struggling, leads 10-6 at the half. Another involved a third-and-ten by Josh Sweat. He has two QB takedowns on the day.

With those sacks, he owns 9.5 sacks on the regular season. That’s a single-season career-high if you’re keeping score. Every game won’t be a blowout. Ebbs and flows occur in every contest, but players make plays in big-time games when they need to.

Josh has made one already. Fingers are crossed that he’ll make a few more before this one wraps.