Fletcher Cox shares some wisdom with an Eagles draftee to be named later

Fletcher Cox offers his farewell and some advice for what we hope is another Eagles star in the making.
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
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The City of Brotherly Love is a tough place to play as a professional athlete. Raise your hand if you've heard that a time or two. Yep. That's what we thought. Call us crazy, but it feels like the Philadelphia Eagles take more heat than anyone else. As soon as that is understood, the zany nature of the fan base won't rock you as much as it does when you meet them.

Philly is a fantastic sports town, one with a rich history in all sports, but above all else, this is a football town. This city loves football more than any other game. That's why, at every introductory presser or every farewell, Fletcher Cox's farewell for instance, at some point there's a mention of the thick skin one must own to wear the black, green, and silver of the Birds' iconic jerseys.

Fletcher Cox offers some advice for the next Eagles star, one who shall be named later.

Fletch promised he wouldn't be on stage for very long. He kept his word, and from what we remember, there weren't any tears. He was the rock he had been for a dozen seasons. He thanked everyone from friends and family to the Eagles staff and former coaches, on down to teammates both past and present he had grown close with while playing.

The future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee even offered some advice for a future Eagles draftee, one we expect to meet less than a few weeks from now.

"Come humble and ready to work because it's not easy here". Look... There's that familiar statement again. "The media and fans love you, but the biggest part is (making) sure you come in with a clear mind, a humble mind. Be ready to be around some really good teammates and good coaches."

Well said Fletch... Well said...

During his 12 NFL seasons, the former 12th-overall selection earned a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team before making six Pro Bowl rosters. He became a 2018 First-Team All-Pro, a three-time
Second-Team All-Pro, an NFL 2010s All-Decade Team member, and a Super Bowl Champion.

Now he can watch the younger members of his family play sports and focus on that ranch. Watch his full retirement presser below.

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