Nobody has a better social media team than the Philadelphia Eagles… nobody. Remember when they dropped that “Just send the whole team” tweet? They may have been kidding, but we weren’t.
There’s a reason why the Birds are the best team in the NFL. From top to bottom, they own the best roster. Regardless of what happens, Howie Roseman has done his job. Eight members of our family earned spots on the Pro Bowl roster: Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Landon Dickerson, Darius Slay, Haason Reddick, and A.J. Brown. No other NFL team sent more, but though it may seem greedy, we’ll sound the alarm if no one else will.
There are a few notable midnight green absences from pro football’s all-star team. Hey, they’re Pro Bowlers in our book, and even though they won’t be playing in the games because they’ll be preparing for football’s most important game one week later, we decided to show them some love anyway.
Here are a handful of Philadelphia Eagles that should be on the Pro Bowl roster with their other teammates.
We don’t care about injuries, how much time some of these guys missed, or who needs to be voted off the team to get our guys on. Sure, Philly’s eight nominations top the NFL, but what’s right is right. Let’s not act like there weren’t more guys that deserved their spot. Here are five of at least ten Philadelphia Eagles that should be on the Pro Bowl roster. They shouldn’t be punished for having great and talented teammates.
James Bradberry, cornerback
Say what you want about anyone on any other roster (or anyone else on this list). James Bradberry‘s snub deserves an investigation. Per Pro Football Focus, only four other players at his position have higher coverage grades, and with all due respect to our guy Darius Slay (because you know we love us some Slay), Number 2 isn’t one of them.
The numbers prove that throwing at Bradberry is a gross error in judgment. He passes the eyeball test. The Birds have the best pair of outside corners in the game, and both of them should be Pro Bowlers.
DeVonta Smith, wide receiver
One of the best young wideouts on Planet Earth, DeVonta Smith deserves his due. He’ll exceed 1,100 yards receiving this season. He also catches just about everything that is thrown at him.
Jordan Mailata, left tackle
Something tells us that Jordan Mailata is still bothered by that shoulder injury he suffered earlier. He hasn’t been as good as we’re used to seeing, but he’s still better than most of the left tackles in the game. That alone casts the spotlight on his absence.
T.J. Edwards, linebacker
The disrespect towards T.J. Edwards must end. He is one of the smartest players walking. He leads the Eagles in solo and total tackles. If no one else is going to wave his flag, we’ll do it ourselves.
C.J. Gardner-Johnson, safety
C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s addition was one of the best moves of Howie Roseman’s offseason. He hasn’t played since Week 12 versus the Green Bay Packers, and he’s still tied with Tariq Woolen (a Pro Bowler) for the league’s lead in interceptions.
How’s that for a drop-the-mic moment?
Here’s one more thing while we’re at it: As we stated earlier, we side with the Eagles’ social media team. Send the whole doggone roster! Put Josh Sweat and Javon Hargrave on the squad. Send Jake Elliott. Throw Avonte Maddox and Dallas Goedert on the roster. Again, we could care less about how much time they missed due to injury, but then again, as cool as it is to see your guys made the squad, we don’t expect any of our guys to be playing.
The Super Bowl comes one week later, and our guys will be busy preparing for that!