10 Eagles records that are unlikely to be broken any time soon, one that will never be topped

Records are made to be broken, but a few Eagles benchmarks are safe for a while. Here are ten and a special tip of the cap to one that will never fall.
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We won't mention anyone in the same sentence when discussing Zach Ertz and Nick Foles' career achievements any time soon.

He may be on another roster now, but Zach Ertz will always be an Eagle. That doesn't mean the single-season receptions record will always be his, but for now, his mark appears to be safe.

Zach Ertz's single-season receptions record

In 2022, DeVonta Smith set the Eagles' all-time mark for receptions hauled in during a single season by a wide receiver. He found himself on the receiving end of 95 passes from Jalen Hurts and/or Gardner Minshew.

Zach Ertz owns the franchise record for receptions by any player regardless of position. No one will ever forget two phenomenal catches he made on the Eagles' go-ahead drive in Super Bowl LII. No one will forget where they were when he tallied 116 receptions in 2018.

Just in case you're wondering, that's also an NFL record for single-season receptions by a tight end. Tony Gonzalez now stares up at Zach in the record book in that category.

Nick Foles' single-game passing TDs total (seven)

When the mind wanders, it asks some crazy questions. For instance, had Nick Foles played his entire career in an Eagles jersey, would we be talking about him as one of the NFL's all-time greats?

We spend so much time discussing his playoff run to Super Bowl glory and a nice showing one year later to close the regular season and lead the Eagles within a few plays of a second consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance that we forget his first stint with the Birds was pretty impressive too.

Dring a Week 9 game versus the Oakland Raiders in 2013, he threw seven TD passes. Only Drew Brees (2015), Peyton Manning (2013), Joe Kapp (1969), Y.A. Tittle (1962), George Blanda (1961), and Adrian Burk (1954) have equaled that feat. No NFL QB has ever thrown for eight TD passes.