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WATCH: Sydney Brown has 99-yard pick-6 against Cardinals

The Eagles rookie nabbed his first career interception and his first career TD on New Years Eve.

Arizona Cardinals v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Eagles’ defense needed a boost early against the Cardinals, and rookie Sydney Brown provided just that, with a wide open catch (due to an apparent Arizona miscommunication) for an interception, that he then ran back 99 yards for a touchdown.

Brown has been absolutely flying around the field for the Eagles defense the past few weeks, and with the additional snaps, you can see him getting more and more comfortable. This incredible pick-6 showed that, and his athleticism was also on display as he made the long run back, weaving between Cardinals offensive players on his way downfield.

This is the first career interception for Brown, and his first career touchdown, adding to a season that includes 5 starts, 40 total tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 forced fumble.

It was the longest interception return for the Eagles since 2015, when Malcolm Jenkins picked off Tom Brady. Lito Sheppard holds the franchise record for longest pick-6 back in 2006, with a 102-yard return against the Cowboys.

Brown definitely needs to continue growing, but the strides he’s already made his rookie season are impressive, and he’s had some valuable experience in different roles throughout the secondary.

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