Fletcher Cox on favorite player growing up: ‘I’m from Mississippi…we don’t have a home team’

Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

The opening night event for Super Bowl LVII had some memorable quotes from Eagles players, including defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

As the teams get set for Super Bowl week in Glendale, Arizona, players and coaches met the press for a Super Bowl Opening Night event. Several Eagles coaches and players were on hand to field a few quick questions and greet media and fans.

The Eagles are getting ready to take on former head coach Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs, in what’s been touted by some as the “Andy Reid Bowl”.

Another close connection in this game are brothers Jason and Travis Kelce playing on opposite sides of the field. The ties run deep in this particular Super Bowl.

Fletcher Cox had some interesting things to say at Super Bowl Opening Night 2023

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox was asked about which quarterback in NFL history he’d like to sack. His answer as a bit cryptic, replying “one quarterback…it ain’t just one quarterback”, sounding like the Eagles standout might want to go after all quarterbacks.

When asked who his favorite player growing up was, Cox gave a memorable response, saying:

"“I really didn’t have one growing up, so I’m from Mississippi, so we don’t have a team. We don’t have a home team.”"

Hard to imagine Fletcher Cox wasn’t watching someone when he was younger and imitating a touchdown or sack dance in his backyard, but we’ll respect his answer. He can be hard to read.

His feelings about this particular Eagles team were not hard to read at all, however. When asked what was special about this team, he gave a well-thought-out response.

"“I mean everything, the way that we can act, the way that we respect each other, hold each other accountable, and obviously, you know, the way that we, you know, go out and compete and show you.”"

Clearly, this is a close-knit team, and a veteran like Cox who has spent his entire career with the Eagles since being drafted with the No. 12 overall pick in 2012 has seen his share of ups and downs with the franchise.

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