When do the Eagles play Javon Hargrave and the 49ers next?

Javon Hargrave #97, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Javon Hargrave #97, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Former Eagles defensive tackle Javon Hargrave will return to Lincoln Financial Field but as a member of the 49ers in 2023.

Every Philadelphia Eagles fan is happy to see Javon Hargrave get his money. He earned it.  Sure, we wish there was enough money to keep him in the fold, but we understand the business of football, and after an 18.5-sack two-season run he was bound to cash in heavily.

Hargrave inked a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, a four-year, $84 million deal. The Eagles didn’t have the resources to match, but there’s a silver lining. This could allow Jordan Davis and Milton Williams a chance to show what they can do at defensive tackle.

The 49ers had a pretty stout lineup at the defensive tackle position before the signing of Hargrave. Javon Kinlaw and Arik Armstead aren’t slouches. Kinlaw has been dealing with injuries for the past two years, and if there are any physical hiccups, the former Eagle becomes more valuable.

San Francisco is chomping at the bit to face the Eagles again. They feel Brock Purdy’s injury robbed them of a chance for a rematch versus the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Next year, the Birds and Niners meet again.

The NFC Championship rematch will be once again at the Linc, and that will be an entertaining game.

Philly may cross paths with the 49ers in the postseason again, but these two are assured of a regular-season clash as the Birds are scheduled, as members of the NFC East, to take on the members of the NFC West in 2023.

San Francisco is returning to Lincoln Financial Field, where all the drama began in early January. We won’t know the exact date until the schedule is released, but this game should be one that will get a primetime slot.

The one thing to expect is that the city of Brotherly Love will heighten the boos a little louder for the Niners as San Fran and their fans haven’t taken the NFC Championship Game loss gracefully.

It’s all great that they are continuing to upgrade their strengths, but the reason they lost four quarterbacks in a season to injury was due to the deficiencies of their offensive line.  The Eagles’ defense dominated the Niners’ front and blew through them last January. San Fran’s offensive line, and their quarterbacks, unfortunately, paid the price.

If the 49ers do not solve their O-line problems, Haason Reddick, Josh Sweat, and the rest of the defensive line will have a field day on whoever the quarterback is that day.

By the way, even before Purdy got hurt, Philadelphia’s offense had no problem moving down on the field on one of the league’s top defenses last year. Hargrave had a lot to do with Philly’s success. Next time around, he’ll have Jalen Hurts on his radar. That won’t be a welcome sight

Who will better their record versus the other: the 49ers or the Eagles?

The Birds have met the Niners 35 times and are the owners of a 14-20-1 record historically. The good news is the Eagles have beaten San Francisco in the last three of the four meetings.

Hargrave is also looking to improve his record versus his former teams, as it currently stands at 1-1. He faced the Steelers twice when he was in Philly and finally earned a win over Pittsburgh last season.

We love Javon and hope he does well at the 49ers, but when he comes back to Philly, we want the Birds to crush San Fran. There’s no doubt about it.