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Philadelphia Eagles announce five team captains for 2017 season

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via @Eagles on Twitter

The Philadelphia Eagles did something on Friday afternoon that they haven’t done in a long time: announce official team captains for the upcoming season.

The five Eagles captains include ...

Carson Wentz - Starting quarterback

Jason Peters - Starting left tackle

Brandon Graham - Starting defensive end

Malcolm Jenkins - Starting safety

Chris Maragos - Special teams ace

These five players will be wearing the “C” logo on their jerseys that’s include above “2017 Eagles Captains” in the above graphic. Example below:

The captain choices are pretty obvious. Two offense, two defense, on special teams.

Wentz is the team’s starting quarterback. Peters, a future Hall of Famer, is the most respected player on the team. Graham is a vocal leader on defense, as is Jenkins. Maragos is the leader of the special teams unit.

I think this is a cool change for the Eagles. I’d always look at other teams having the “C” on their jerseys and wish the Eagles did the same. Now they are!

UPDATE: The Eagles posted an article that mentions how captains were decided (player vote) and more information. One tidbit in there is that the Eagles will have a sixth team captain who rotates on a weekly basis. Doug Pederson said the sixth captain could be picked for a number of different reasons.