“I’m just happy that I kept going because it wasn’t easy man. It was tough, hearing the bust label to a new coach with Chip Kelly coming in, new scheme, having to adjust to the 3-4 scheme, kind of out of position a little bit, but I made it happen. Doug came at a crucial point in my career and got me back to my roots in the 4-3.”Brandon Graham to media on Monday
Even in a disappointing season, the Philadelphia Eagles had three players named to the Pro Bowl. On Monday, the NFL announced that C Jason Kelce, DT Fletcher Cox and DE Brandon Graham were named to the Pro Bowl for the 2020 season.
Normally the official start of Super Bowl week, this season’s edition will look a little different. The game will not take place in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time in nearly 70 years, the game will be mostly digital. However, it is still an honor for players to be voted to this event.
DE Brandon Graham
DE Brandon Graham was named to his first Pro Bowl of his career. Graham has been one of the few bright spots of the season: recording a team high of seven sacks this season. Pegged as a bust after he came out of Michigan, he has now blossomed into one of the best defensive players in the league, now adding a Pro Bowl appearance to his resume.
DT Fletcher Cox
DT Fletcher Cox will make his sixth appearance, the most by any Eagles defensive tackle. This is also Cox’s sixth straight appearance, which is one shy of the record held by Eagles legend Reggie White. After having a somewhat off season in 2019, Cox has bounced back, recording 6.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. He has also made getting to the quarterback easier for players like Javon Hargrave and Malik Jackson.
C Jason Kelce
C Jason Kelce has been the anchor to a revolving offensive line and his efforts did not go unnoticed by fans, players and coaches alike. This is Kelce’s fourth Pro Bowl selection. Kelce has not missed a game and only missed four total snaps this year. He has also powered through an elbow injury to provide some stability to this offensive line.
It seemed like the Eagles would be among the five teams— the Cowboys, Jets, Panthers, Bengals and Jaguars— without Pro Bowlers because of the abysmal season the Eagles have had. This has only happened three times: the 1979, 1999, and 2013 seasons.
In 2019, the Eagles had double the amount of Pro Bowlers: Kelce, Cox, Brandon Brooks, Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson and Rick Lovato.