The Eagles’ roster has seen quite a bit of movement since the end of the 2018 season, but a lot of critical players are returning either on new contracts or existing long-term deals. There’s also a lot of really exciting new blood joining the Philadelphia locker room.
That being said, this is one of the more challenging questions to ponder in my opinion, because there are A LOT of good candidates for favorite player. Last year, I think I would have had an easy time choosing Chris Long for this honor, simply because he has an amazingly fun personality, was a beast on the field, and do so much exemplary work in the community. But, since he retired, I’ve got to look elsewhere.
I’m going to be one of those difficult people who change their own rules, and actually offer up additional favorites — like, when you ask someone their favorite movie and they break it up in categories.
On offense, my favorite player is receiver Alshon Jeffery. I love that he’s willing to leave it all on the field when it matters most — hello, playing through a torn labrum — and is also a guy who loves supporting all the other Philly sports teams.
On defense, I’d have to go with Malcolm Jenkins. Similar to Chris Long, he’s such a leader on and off the field, and he’s a guy who embraces helping the younger players on the roster and developing them into excellent defenders.
I’m also going to add that Cameron Johnston is my favorite Special Teamer, thanks to his ability to boot the ball 80-plus yards, make spectacular tackles on returners, and his Australian accent.
(And, sure, two of my choices are Buckeyes... don’t @ me.) (Editor note: none of us saw it coming)
Who is your favorite current Eagles player?
Sound off in the comments! (You can make up your own rules too if you can’t just limit it to one, or want to choose a whole position group.)