In honor of this weekend’s Hall of Fame festivities in Canton, we take a look at 5 former Eagles who should be inducted
This one is easy. Brian Dawkins was a fan favorite in Philadelphia for about a decade, and was the best safety in the NFL in the early 2000’s. He was a 4-time 1st team All Pro selection, and made the all decade team in the 2000’s. Dawkins accumulated 37 interceptions and 891 solo tackles during his spectacular career.
2. Terrell Owens
Terrell Owens is guy who should have been a first ballot Hall of Famer, instead, he finds himself on our list. T.O’s 2004 run to the Super Bowl is something fans will not soon forget. Owens had 77 receptions for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns that season. For his career, Owens amounted 15,934 yards and 153 touchdowns.
3. Randall Cunningham
Randall Cunningham retired in 2001, and has been eligible for the Hall of Fame for many years. He is known as one of the best quarterbacks in Philadelphia Eagles history. It’s not just what he did on the field that should get him in the Hall, it’s what he did for African American quarterbacks. He was the first African American to start at QB for the Eagles, and paved the way for many players ahead of his time with his great success. He threw for 29,979 yards and 207 touchdowns in his career.
4. Donovan McNabb
Donovan McNabb is a guy who many have debated whether he is worthy of the Hall of Fame. Eventually, I do believe he will end up in the Hall, he just might be waiting awhile. McNabb is widely considered the greatest quarterback in Eagles history. He led the Eagles to four straight NFC Conference Championship games and one Super Bowl appearance. He was the face of the franchise for over a decade. During his career he threw for 37,276 and 234 touchdowns.
5. Brian Westbrook
In his first year of eligibility, Brian Westbrook was already a nominee for the Hall of Fame in 2016. Along side McNabb, Westbrook was a face of the franchise throughout the 2000’s Philadelphia Eagles era. Brian Westbrook finished his career with 6,335 rushing yards, alongside 3,940 receiving yards and 71 total touchdowns.