If you're like most, you probably realized in high school or in college that your dreams of suiting up and playing for the Philadelphia Eagles were never going to materialize. Maybe you were pretty good. As a matter of fact, we're willing to bet that you were, but there are only 32 NFL teams. Each franchise carries a 53-man roster and a 16-man practice squad into the regular season. Based on that alone, the odds aren't in our favor.
But hey, just because one dream didn't work out, that doesn't mean that there won't be others. We won't get to stand in the huddle and get the play call, but that doesn't mean our love for the game has to die. Heck, if we're being honest, every so often we find ourselves daydreaming about how a day at the NovaCare Complex might unfold. Thanks to one of the newer Eagles, Myles Jack, we have an answer.
New Eagles linebacker Myles Jack hilariously gives an account of his first day at work
Sometimes, it's that first day of work that gets you. Maybe you have to get used to traffic and you learn quickly that you may want to leave home earlier. Maybe training is over, and now that you're on the floor, you have figured out nothing you learned in the training room has anything to do with what you'll be doing on the production floor.
Every NFL player has a job to do. Myles Jack has gone from "playing Call of Duty" (his words) to vying for a spot on the 53-man roster. Following Wednesday's practice session, he gave us an inside look on his first hours with the Eagles organization. Take a look.
Yeah, we know. The Eagles didn't win the Super Bowl, but you get the idea. Maybe he was foretelling moments to come. Who knows? Some of you have nothing better to do than wait on someone to make a mistake and then blast them on social media for doing so. Sheesh...
Jack has a lot on his mind. He'll settle down. He'll no doubt do some laundry and buy some clothes. Right now, he's focused on football.
Jack's first six seasons were spent as a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent the 2022 campaign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He and Terrell Edmunds are probably trading war stories as we speak.
With 617 career tackles and 6.5 sacks, and three interceptions on his NFL resume there is hope that his skill set aids the Eagles to another deep postseason run. He hasn't appeared in a playoff game since his second season, so we know the thought is on his mind.
First things first though. He has to make the team. We'll see what happens, but if the Birds get the guy they are hoping the acquired, we may have something special here.