Every time the Eagles have kept Brandon Graham in Philly has been a win, and it sounds like the organization will keep winning even after the DE retires.
Graham was asked on Tuesday about what it’s like having former teammates Connor Barwin and Darren Sproles still around the building, but on the other side of things.
“It just makes me happy that those guys are happy with their transition, still into football. And it’s only going to make it better for me. Looking forward to the future when that time comes for me. I plan on working with the team, too.”
Well, that’s exciting!
Keeping Graham’s energy and experience around the Eagles organization would be huge, and would be the perfect transition for a guy whose spent his entire career in Philly. Plus, he’ll be able to tell young players for years the story about the time he strip-sacked Tom Brady to win a Super Bowl.
Heading into his 11th year, Graham is still at the peak of his game. He’s coming off an 8.5 sack season — second career best — with 50 total tackles, including 17 QB hits. He’s an obvious leader on the field and in the locker room, and embraces his role as a veteran to help young players.
He signed a 3-year contract in spring 2019, so the Eagles at least get him on the field for a couple more seasons.