One dozen of the most underappreciated Eagles in franchise history

Eric Allen, Philadelphia Eagles
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Eric Allen, 1988 - 1994

Simply put, Eric Allen possessed every trait necessary to play cornerback at an elite level. Seven seasons in an Eagles jersey produced 408 total tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles, 34 interceptions, and five defensive touchdowns.

One of the best cornerbacks in NFL history, Allen has seven more career INTs than Ronde Barber despite appearing in 24 fewer games. He has two more career INTs than Champ Bailey.

Ronde and Champ are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Eric hasn't been inducted despite the fact that he has been eligible since 2006. That alone speaks to the negligence that has been shown in showing him the proper respect. We'll see what happens, but as of now, we can't, for the life of us understand what everyone else is thinking.

Wilbert Montgomery, 1977 - 1984

During the late 70s, Dick Vermeil transformed the Philadelphia Eagles from a bottom-feeder to a winner. Wilbert Montgomery was a key cog in getting that done. He's someone that has never gotten his proper due.

Wilbert ran for over 1,000 yards in three of his first five seasons with the Eagles and ranks second all-time in franchise history in rushing yards gained. He led the NFL in all-purpose yards in 1979 (2,012). Whenever we mention LeSean McCoy and Brian Westbrook, we should mention him too, but for some reason, we don't as often as we should.