Eagles news: Much-needed positivity, Lane Johnson schedules surgery

Lane Johnson #65 and Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Lane Johnson #65 and Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Time heals all things. It doesn’t feel like that today, but it’s true. The 2022-2023 Philadelphia Eagles won’t be remembered as the best team in NFL history. Instead, they’ll be remembered as one of the most disappointing, one of those teams that let us down, but let’s try not to remember the smiles and joy they brought us Sunday after Sunday.

This team won 14 regular-season games and two more during the postseason. They gave it their all. They came up four points short of winning another Vince Lombardi Trophy, but even in defeat, they were gracious.

They were respectful. They answered every question and congratulated the winners of Super Bowl LVII, the Kansas City Chiefs. They will be back because they represent the City of Brotherly Love, and that’s what Philly does.

Philly takes everything on the chin and comes back swinging just like two boxers that hail from this great city, one fictional (Rocky Balboa) and one that’s a Hall of Famer (‘Smoking’ Joe Frazier).

The loss of Super Bowl LVII stings, but we will be okay. We always are. We always pick ourselves up off of the canvas. This time will be no different. Remember that and smile today. The future for this team is a bright one.

More Eagles news: Lane Johnson will finally undergo surgery.

Speaking of picking one’s self up and others, Lane Johnson, who put off surgery for more than a month while he attempted to help his team win it all, will finally undergo surgery.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lane will finally accept a surgical procedure on the torn abductor he suffered versus the Dallas Cowboys in Week 16 later this week.

The best tackle in the NFL hasn’t allowed a sack in forever. He continued to be the brick wall that we expect him to be during the NFL’s postseason. He was dominant versus the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers. He allowed three pressures on Super Bowl Sunday.

Lane, as he always does, put his team’s needs above his own, but now, Lane takes a break to look after Lane. We all wish him a speedy recovery. We’re proud of him and this team. He’ll be back in the lineup in 2023. Again, that’s a reason to smile.

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