7 Pro Football Hall of Famers who could have been Philadelphia Eagles

If only life had a reset button like a video game console. If we could rewrite history, the Eagles most certainly would have added these Hall of Famers.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles - September 8, 2003
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Steve Largent, Hall of Fame class of 1995

The Philadelphia Eagles didn't have a draft choice during the first three rounds of the 1976 NFL Draft. It isn't often that an NFL franchise would have the opportunity to land a future Pro Football Hall of Famer in Round 4 under most circumstances, but believe it or not, that's the position the Birds found themselves in despite the lack of early draft capital.

Sadly, Philly wouldn't land their future Hall of Famer. They instead went with Mike Smith, a defensive end from Florida at pick 111. Steve Largent, one of the best to ever play the wide receiver position, went to the Houston Oilers six picks later at the 117th overall selection.

Following four preseason games, then-Oliers head coach Bum Phillips called Largent into his office and informed him the team had all the wide receivers they needed. Houston traded Steve to the expansion Seattle Seahawks for a 1977 eighth-round draft choice. He went on to play 14 seasons and collect 819 receptions, 13,089 receiving yards, and 100 touchdowns during 200 regular-season games.

Philly had Harold Carmichael on the roster at the time, so it's understandable why they may have addressed another need. Still, you can understand why we would have loved to have seen Steve Largent in an Eagles jersey alongside another fellow Hall of Famer, right? That would have been quite the aerial show.