It hasn't been the happiest of new years for Philadelphia Eagles fans, at least not yet, and yet 2024 is already flying by. Can you believe it? It feels like the ball just dropped in Times Square. Here we are. By the time the Birds take the field to tackle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the sixth time in a postseason game, half of January will be in the books.
Hopefully, the Eagles will have given us a reason to smile by game's end because, friends, the New Year's Eve game versus the Arizona Cardinals and the regular-season finale versus the New York Giants this past Sunday both resulted in losses. That's right the Birds haven't won a game since Christmas.
Maybe this will cheer us up.
A total of four Eagles land on the AP 2024 NFL All-Pro Team.
Well, here's some good news. A quartet of Birds earned a nice nod recently. The Associated Press recently announced its 2024 All-Pro Team. Four of ur guys made the list. One is a First-Team addition.
Jason Kelce was named as the choice for First-Team center. Wide receiver A.J. Brown, kicker Jake Elliott, and right tackle Lane Johnson all were named as Second-Team members.
That, in and of itself, won't make anyone abandon any discussions about being disappointed with how Philly's final stretch went. The Birds lost five of their final six games and became the first NFL team to fail at winning 12 games after beginning their season with a 10-1 record. We'll take our victories where we can get them though.
A.J. balled out this season, as did Jason and Lane. Philly's star wideout racked up 106 receptions for 1,456 yards and seven touchdowns.
Jake Elliott made good on 93.8% of his field goal attempts (he knocked 30 of his 32 attempts through the uprights). He also converted all but one of his 46 extra-point tries. Congrats are in order for all four.