Jon Runyan will be starting his 160th straight game. Sure, he's made a couple pro bowls, but is there any way we could ever quantify what Runyan has meant to the franchise in the Andy Reid era? In 2000 the Eagles made him the highest paid offensive tackle in football and he's been rock on the right ever since. He's been a leader, a pro bowl level performer, and he's brought an attitude that has set the tone for one of the better offensive lines in football over the past few years. If you were to make a list ranking the top Eagles free agent signings of all time, there's no doubt that Runyan would be in the top 2-3.
Runyan's streak is a pretty amazing feat for a lineman.
An offensive tackle such as Runyan? He's there to absorb one blow after another .
"It's amazing that he has been able to play all those games," says Philadelphia coach Andy Reid, "because he plays reckless football and he is 6-7. There's a lot of area there to hit and hurt."