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The 2023 Eagles have 6 Pro Bowlers

Plus, nine more were named Pro Bowl alternates.

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Pro Bowl selections were officially announced on Wednesday night and the Philadelphia Eagles have six players who were recognized. Only three teams — the San Francisco 49ers, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Dallas Cowboys — had more.

The list:

  • WR A.J. Brown — 3rd Pro Bowl (2020, 2022, 2023)
  • OG Landon Dickerson — 2nd Pro Bowl (2022, 2023)
  • OT Lane Johnson — 5th Pro Bowl (2017, 2018, 2019, 2022, 2023)
  • C Jason Kelce — Center — 7th Pro Bowl (2014, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
  • EDGE Haason Reddick — 2nd Pro Bowl (2022, 2023)
  • RB D’Andre Swift — 1st Pro Bowl (2023)

The NFL also announced nine Eagles alternates (via Zach Berman):

  • K Jake Elliott (1st alternate)
  • QB Jalen Hurts (1st alternate)
  • CB Darius Slay (1st alternate)
  • RS Britain Covey (2nd alternate)
  • DE Josh Sweat (2nd alternate)
  • OT Jordan Mailata (3rd alternate)
  • DT Jalen Carter (4th alternate)
  • TE Dallas Goedert (4th alternate)
  • OG Cam Jurgens (5th alternate)

Some thoughts:

  • A.J. obviously deserved to make it.
  • Dickerson feels like a bit of a generous inclusion? Not to suggest he’s been bad ... but he’s tied for being the 16th-highest graded guard by Pro Football Focus this year. Dickerson might benefit from playing on a highly-respected Eagles offensive line. It feels like Dickerson is getting some benefit of the doubt that Kelce and Johnson didn’t always get.
  • Good to see that Lane isn’t getting snubbed anymore.
  • Another Pro Bowl for Kelce helps to strengthen his eventual Hall of Fame case.
  • Reddick doesn’t have a sack in his last three games but he still has 11 on the season. And, earlier in the year, those sacks were happening in very high-leverage situations. If he has at least three QB hits in Week 18 (it’s doable), he’ll set a new career-high for QB hits in a season.
  • Last year, Miles Sanders made his first Pro Bowl before the Eagles let him walk in free agency. Will we see them do the same thing with Philly native Swift?
  • Elliott’s arguably the best kicker in the NFL. But he was in a tough spot with Cowboys kicker Brandon Aubrey not missing a kick the entire season. Elliott doesn’t get to kick in a dome as often.
  • Brock Purdy, Dak Prescott, and Matthew Stafford (!) made it over Hurts.
  • Covey should’ve been selected over Rashid Shaheed at returner. Covey leads the NFL in punt return yards and he has a better average (14.61 to 13.96). Also, if you include all punts fielded (including fair catches), Covey leads the NFL at 9.5 yards while Shaheed is fourth at 6.8. Shame.
  • The Eagles have the NFL’s top-ranked special teams unit by DVOA and yet no Pro Bowl special teams representation. Got it.
  • Sweat not having a sack since Week 9 isn’t helping him.
  • Carter looked like he might be a Pro Bowl selection early in the season before hitting a bit of a rookie wall. Still encouraging to see him get some alternate attention.
  • No alternate love for DeVonta Smith? He was an alternate last year. This season he has a chance to finish with more touchdowns in addition to higher marks in yards per reception, yards per target, and catch percentage.

The flag football game at the 2024 Pro Bowl Games will take place on Sunday, February 4. The Eagles will hope that their players are preparing for another Super Bowl instead of hanging out down in Orlando. But their championship contention outlook isn’t looking so great at the moment.

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