Myles Jack's brief stint with the Eagles ends, but he has nothing to be ashamed of

Despite a short stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, Myles Jack has nothing to hang his head about. He has carved out a respectable NFL career.
Myles Jack, Philadelphia Eagles
Myles Jack, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

The length of the average pro football career isn't long. Typically, a large number of guys will flame out by the time the first contract they sign as rookies ends. When you look at things through that lens, Myles Jack is a success story. He joined the Jacksonville Jaguars during the same NFL Draft in which the Philadelphia Eagles landed Carson Wentz. He has started 95 of his 103 in-game regular-season appearances, but after seven seasons, he has decided to call it a career just 14 days after signing with Philly on August 6th.

That's how quickly things change in the NFL. One moment you're at home and waiting for the phone to ring. The next minute, you're on a plane with, as Jack so eloquently described things in his first sit-down with the Philly media, "one pair of drawers". Unfortunately, two preseason games seemed to prepare us for an ugly truth that competitors don't want to hear.

Jack's best days were behind him.

Despite a short stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, Myles Jack has nothing to hang his head about.

Jack appeared in two preseason games with the Philadelphia Eagles. It was pretty obvious early that he wasn't going to make the team, but he has nothing that he should hang his head about.

Jack's career won't earn him his place in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but he had a respectable showing for seven NFL seasons and three postseason starts. Yes, that's longer than most guys average. All of the latter came in 2017 as a member of the Jaguars.

He closes the book on his football life with 617 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 18 additional hits on the quarterback, three interceptions, 18 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and two defensive TDs. We wish him the best of luck in his next career choice.

With Bradley on injured reserve and following the news of two prospects at the position being added to the preseason roster recently, the Eagles linebacker corps will house ten players once Jack officially calls it a career: Quinton Bell, Zach Cunningham, Nakobe Dean, Christian Elliss, Patrick Johnson, Tyreek Maddox-Williams, Nicholas Morrow, Haason Reddick, Nolan Smith, and Ben VanSumeren.

Stay tuned. There is never a dull moment at the Novacare Complex.

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