Eagles legend Jon Runyan's legacy lives on, in Green Bay of all places

Sometimes, you get lucky. Guess who we ran into ahead of Super Bowl LVIII?

Jon Runyan, Philadelphia Eagles
Jon Runyan, Philadelphia Eagles / Drew Hallowell/GettyImages

You've, no doubt, heard this a time or two. Philadelphia Eagles fans are an intriguing bunch. At times, fandom drifts into fanaticism. We've seen both healthy and unhealthy demonstrations of that fact, but we've long known that, once you find your way into their hearts, you're fixated there forever. Take Jon Runyan Sr. for instance.

Sometimes, the voters get it wrong. Jon Runyan, in eight NFL seasons as a member of the Birds, made ONE Pro Bowl... ONE... How on Planet Earth is that possible? No Eagles fan has to be reminded of how great he was, and their love for him is just as strong as it ever was.

When Jon Runyan's playing days were over, the loving members of New Jersey's 3rd district elected him to the U.S. House of Representatives. He served in office from January 3rd, 2011 until January 3rd, 2015, but if we were to ask him, he'd probably tell you that he's most proud of being a great father.

Our FanSided family hung out in Vegas ahead of Super Bowl LVIII, and they were lucky enough to invite Junior to the table.

Jon Runyan Sr.'s legacy is secure as Jon Runyan Jr. is keeping the Eagles legend's legacy going strong.

So, what's the Jon Runyan Jr. been up to? We're glad you asked. As mentioned, he hung out at the FanSided table, and let us pick his brain. Check the full interview out when you have a moment. Again, let's just say the Runyan family has much to be proud of.

On May 17th, 2016, league offices announced Senior had been hired as their Vice President of the Policy and Rules administration. They couldn't have made a better choice. Wherever life leads him or takes him, we're more than positive success will follow.

A 1999 NFL All-Pro, Jon Runyan is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame and the franchise's 75th Anniversary Team. You'd be hard pressed to find someone more talented. Just ask Michael Strahan.

Still, now and then, we find ourselves watching a little Green Bay Packers football to get a glimpse at what Jr. is doing. He sure looks like a chip off the old block to us.

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