Lane Johnson earns Eagles nomination for NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

A warrior for mental health awareness among other things, Lane Johnson earns the Eagles' Walter Payton Man of the Year nomination.

Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

He's been a rock on the right side of the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line since Chip Kelly was pacing the sideline. His career has been one of adversity. Some of that was self-imposed. Some of it was the result of learning to manage the challenges of dealing with life's stresses and the mental health challenges that can, at times, affect us all.

It's almost like we've watched Lane Johnson grow up. Heck, we actually remember when he had hair. Long considered the best right tackle in football, he's truly one of pro football's good guys. The organization he plays for doesn't take that for granted.

On the first Tuesday of December, one of the G.O.A.T.s earned a nice honor. He's been nominated for the NFL's highest.

The Philadelphia Eagles name Lane Johnson as their Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee.

As the calendar turns from November and Thanksgiving Day gatherings to December and thoughts of Christmas and another new year, NFL teams are announcing their nominations for Nationwide's NFL Man of the Year Award. This is an award that recognizes a player for outstanding community service activities off the field.

Lane Johnson deservedly earns said nomination from the Eagles. The full list can be found below.

The Eagles released a statement.

Now, we're here to celebrate Lane's recent honor, so we don't say this disrespectfully, We at Inside The Iggles have often stated that the Eagles are a team full of characters with character.

These guys are champions both on the field and off. You could literally throw a dart at a list of names and find someone worthy of the NFL's highest honor. This year, Number 65 is the selection. We have no issue with the choice... NONE...

If you're like us, you have notifications set up to receive alerts from his X (Twitter) account. His 'Mental Health Mondays' drops are alone reason to give his social media handles a follow.

He continues to inspire others as do the other 31 men who represent their teams and have been nominated. The winner will be announced in February at this year's NFL honors.

More from Inside The Iggles