Kevin Byard returns to Philly, joins his hometown Eagles: Fun facts about the new guy

  • You know Kevin Byard is one of the NFL's best safeties.
  • You know he's now a member of the Eagles roster.
  • Here are a few things that you may not know or may have forgotten,
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4. When he isn't being tricky, Byard can line up and beat anyone.

Kevin Byard doesn't need trick plays to be successful. Just line him up, and let him beat the man in front of him. His first seven NFL seasons have produced two First-team All-Pro nods and two Pro Bowl nominations (2017, 2021).

As talented as he is, he's good enough to join the Birds and see some personal accolades again. In 2017, he finished the regular season having tied for the highest interception total.

Final thoughts:

It's safe to assume that part of the reason why Kevin Byard isn't in Tennessee anymore is because both sides couldn't work out a long-term contract. He is a free agent to be in 2025. The Titans had a potential out in his deal after the current campaign. He's in Philly now, so it probably doesn't matter now.

Either way, this kind of feels like it makes up for all of those times that we watched the Philadelphia Eagles pass on guys we wanted and never saw added. Sure, we know Howie often adds defensive backs late in his roster-building process, but this takes the cake.

Talk about coming through in the 11th hour. This is one of those deals that should make us all sleep very well for a while.