July 22, 2024

Ranking the 10 greatest Eagles of the past decade

7. Darius Slay (Cornerback)

Slay earned three Pro Bowl nominations with the Lions before joining the Eagles in 2020. He’s earned three more with nine interceptions, two fumble recoveries and four touchdowns since then and he’s been a steady force for what’s been an unpredictable secondary.

6. Malcolm Jenkins (Cornerback)

Before Slay, there was Jenkins who joined Philadelphia in 2014 after five years with the Saints. All three of his Pro Bowl nominations came as an Eagle as did 11 interceptions, six fumble recoveries and four touchdowns. Four tackles and a pair of pass deflections in Super Bowl LII give him a slight edge over Slay.

5. A.J. Brown (Wide receiver)

Brown has just two years with the team but finished 2023 as the NFL’s fifth-leading receiver and the league’s fourth-leading receiver in 2022. Only Tyreek Hill (3,509) and CeeDee Lamb (3,108) have more yards than Brown (2,952) over the past two seasons.

4. Jason Peters (Left tackle)

Had this been a 20-year list, Peters would have rated much higher. “The Bodyguard” spent 11 of 19 seasons with the Eagles but six of his nine Pro Bowl appearances came prior to 2014, as did both of his All-Pro nominations.

3. Lane Johnson (Right tackle)

Johnson joined the team as the fourth-overall pick in 2013 and has 143 starts in his 11-year career. He’d likely have more than five Pro Bowl appearances and two All-Pro nominations if not for a pair of PED-related suspensions in 2014 and 2016. Regarded as one of the toughest players in football, his most difficult challenge may have been overcoming symptoms of anxiety and depression that cost him part of the 2021 season.

2. Fletcher Cox (Defensive tackle)

Cox spent his entire career in Philadelphia after the Eagles made him the 12th-overall pick in the 2012 Draft. The recently retired tackle had 70 sacks in 188 games with six Pro Bowl appearances, two All-Pro nominations and was named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team.

1. Jason Kelce (Center)

Three of Kelce’s seven Pro Bowl appearances came in the 2010s, as did three of his six All-Pro nominations. An undersized, sixth-round pick in 2011, Kelce started 193 games for the team, second-most in franchise history, while revolutionizing the center position with his athletic style of play. Now retired, he’ll join ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown” show in the fall.