The NFL Honors doesn’t have an award for great assistants, but we have decided to honor two great Eagles assistants anyway.
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Dennard Wilson, Tracy Rocker, Co-Eagles Assistant Coaches of the Year
Dennard Wilson needs to be the Eagles’ next defensive coordinator if Jonathan Gannon lands a head-coaching gig. There… We said it.
In the meantime, we decided to add an Assistant Coaches of the Year category. Wilson, Philly’s defensive passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach, and Tracy Rocker, the defensive line coach, share the honor here. They have more than earned their salaries.
No NFL team has surrendered fewer passing yards. Philly’s 17 interceptions trail only the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers. Their 68 sacks double as a franchise record. It’s been quite the season for the defense overall.
A.J. Brown, Offensive Player of the Year
It has become obvious already. A.J. Brown has all of the tools to become the best wide receiver the Eagles have ever had. In Week 18, he needs nine yards to break Mike Quick’s record for receiving yards in a season (currently 1,409). His 13 receiving TDs tie Tommy McDonald and Mike Quick for second place all time (and McDonald did it twice). Only Terrell Owens has more.
Haason Reddick, Defensive Player of the Year
Unless Haason Reddick has a six-sack performance in him versus the Giants, Reggie White’s all-time franchise mark of 21 is safe. It’s been one heck of a year for Mr. Reddick though.16 quarterback takedowns, 11 tackles resulting in a loss of yardage, and five forced fumbles are nothing to sneeze at.