We have gone through our lists of top 12 NFL bobbleheads by position, we are now going through the top 10 by team. We will now look at the top 10 bobbleheads from the Philadelphia Eagles, who have one of the most passionate fan bases in the NFL. If you have any comments or somebody you think deserved to be on the list please leave those in the comment section at the bottom!
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Randall Cunningham – Quarterback 1985 -2001
Cunningham was one of the first dual-purpose quarterbacks, able to make plays with both his arm and his legs. Although he played for a few other teams, Philadelphia was where he got his start and played a decade there. When he retired he was the all-time leading rusher among quarterbacks, which was later passed by Vick in 2011.
Donovan McNabb – Quarterback 1999 – 2011
Donovan Mcnabb led the Eagles to 4 consecutive NFC Championship games from 2001-2004, including a trip to the Super Bowl after the 2004 season in which the Eagles came up just short against the New England Patriots. McNabb also became the first quarterback that season to throw for more than 30 touchdowns with less than 10 interceptions that year.
Reggie White – Defensive End 1985 – 2000
There are very few that have been as good as Reggie White was. You could take his time with either the Eagles or the Packers and it would have been enough to land him in Canton, and he is in both teams Hall of Fame as well and won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award with both teams. Truly one of the greats.
Brian Dawkins – Safety 1996 – 2011
One of the greatest safeties of all time, Brian Dawkins was the physical and emotional leader of the Eagles for many years. With 9 pro bowl appearance and a five-time first-team All-Pro, Dawkins roamed the secondary making life tough for opposing offenses. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018, Dawkins is one of the greatest Eagles of all time.
Chuck Bednarik – Linebacker, Center 1942 – 1962
Bednarik was a ferocious tackler, and the last of the “iron men”, those that played both offense and defense. He was also part of two NFL Championships for the Eagles, including in 1960 which was their last championship in Philadelphia until 2018.
Nick Foles -Quarterback 2012 – present
Nick Foles was drafted by the Eagles in 2012, but he will be known for his job as the backup quarterback to Carson Wentz who led the team to their only Super Bowl title, and first NFL championship since 1960.
Brian Westbrook – Running Back 2002 – 2010
A dual-threat back, Westbrook gained over 10,000 yards between rushing and receiving during his career. Part of the Super Bowl team with Donavan McNabb, Westbrook reached 2 Pro Bowls and was named to the All-Pro team in 2007.
Zach Ertz – Tight End 2013 – present
One of the top tight ends in the game today, Zach Ertz has become almost unguardable in the passing game. With 5 consecutive years with over 70 catches and 800 yards, including an NFL record for tight ends 116 receptions in 2018,Ertz has proven to be a valuable member of the Philadelphia Eagles. In Super Bowl 52, Zach Ertz had 7 receptions for 67 yards, and what proved to be the game-winning touchdown over the New England Patriots.
Jason Kelce – Center 2011 – present
Another member of the Super Bowl 52 championship team, Kelce holds down the offensive line as the center. As the vocal leader of the Eagles offense, Kelce was chosen for the Pro bowls 3 times, in 2014, 2016, and 2019, and was voted first-team all-pro from 2017-2019.
Ron Jaworski – Quarterback 1973 – 1989
Probably better known today as an analyst for ESPN, Jaworski quarterbacked the Eagles for a decade from 1977-1986, including a Super Bowl appearance against the Oakland Raiders which they lost 27-10. Although he did play for other teams in his 17 – year career, Ron Jaworski is synonymous with Philadelphia. When he retired, his streak of consecutive starts was more than any other quarterback at 116, and his 170 regular season touchdowns were a team record until surpassed by Donovan McNabb in 2008.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of history and many different teams that contended for or won championships. There were plenty of players who would be fine choices to make this list, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below!