Top 10 best undrafted free agent signings by the Eagles
Herman Edwards, an undrafted rookie signing by the Eagles in 1977 started all 142 games he appeared in as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles (that includes seven in the playoffs).
Believe it or not, 12 rounds of the 1977 NFL Draft came and went without Herman Edwards hearing his name called. That changed when the Birds signed him as a UDFA afterward.
Unlike many undrafted rookie free agents, Edwards would earn a starting position right out of the gate. He never looked back, manning one of Philly’s cornerback spots for the next nine seasons. He started all 135 of the regular-season games that he appeared in. He started all seven of his playoff games during four different seasons.
Herm notched six interceptions and two fumble recoveries during 14 games. During his next eight, he kept getting better.
This former undrafted free agent finished his career in the City of Brotherly Love with 33 career interceptions (that’s the fourth most in franchise history). He notched two defensive scores, one pick-six and his scoop-and-score on one of the most iconic defensive plays in franchise history. Perhaps you have heard of it?
There would be no original ‘Miracle at the Meadowlands’ without him.
Herm Edwards was never named to a Pro Bowl, but it wasn’t because he shouldn’t have been. He’s an Eagle through and through. Opinions vary from fan to fan, but on this list, he’s the greatest undrafted rookie free-agent signing in franchise history.
Yes, we love us some Herm.