We all love Jeremiah Trotter. He's big, he's mean, he's a leader, and he connects with this city's fans like only a handful of athletes do.
That said, there's no doubting that Trotter has slowed down. His knees have started to betray him and more than one pundit has said that the time for replacing Trotter isn't coming soon, it's here now. I'm one of the biggest Trotter fans there is, but I'm feeling like it's time to face facts. The play where he let Duce McCallister run right around him on the edge for a TD in the playoffs isn't just a rare bad play... it's becoming the norm. The guy stills gives everything he has every game, but he's at the point where just may not have enough to give.
It's not just pundits that are saying it either. Jim Johnson gave us a rare glimpse into his thoughts about Trotter after the Saints loss.
Combine that with the fact that his cap number jumps to $2.6 million next year and the possibility of the Eagles parting ways with Trotter looks more and more likely. Former Eagles LB G Cobb also weighed in on the situation.