The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia. The Eagles compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference East division. The team plays its home games at Lincoln Financial Field.

The team’s biggest rival is the New York Giants and the rivalry was the oldest in the NFC East and was among the oldest in the NFL. It was ranked by NFL Network as the number one rivalry of all time, Sports Illustrated ranks it as the fourth-best rivalry in the NFL, and according to ESPN, it is one of the fiercest and most well-known rivalries in the American football community.

Philadelphia Eagles Greatest Defensive Tacklers In History

Charlie Johnson

Charlie was drafted by the Eagles in the 7th round of the 1977 draft. He was the 175th player picked overall. Charlie worked his direction into the beginning setup decently fast in his newbie season, beginning nine of the twelve games he played.

Charlie would begin in each game he played for the Eagles after that. By 1979, Charlie was regarded with his first All-Pro team. Johnson was a critical individual from an incredible Eagles protection that aided lead the establishment to Super Bowl XV in 1980. Charlie caught 3 passes that season.

Floyd Peters

Floyd’s rookie year occurred in 1959 as an individual from the Cleveland Browns. He remained 3 years there and blocked a pass. Peters joined the Detroit Lions for one season in 1963, then, at that point, joined the Eagles the following year.

He promptly bloomed into one of the better Defensive Tackle in the NFL with Philadelphia. He procured his first All-Pro group gesture in that first year with the Eagles in 1964.

Clyde Simmons

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Clyde Simmons in the 9th round of the 1986 draft. He was the 233rd player picked overall. He started 12 games the following season and had 6 sacks. Simmons then, at that point, had 8 additional sacks the next year. He likewise recorded the main security of his profession and scored a score off of a parallel.

Clyde detonated in 1989 when he had 15.5 sacks. He additionally blocked a pass and took it 60 yards for a score. Clyde scored another score, by means of a bumble recuperation, in 1990. He likewise had 7.5 sacks. Simmons acquired his first All-Pro distinctions in 1991. He had 13 sacks and scored a score off of a bumble recuperation.

Norm Willey

Norm was drafted by the Eagles in the 13th round of the 1950 draft. He was the 170th player picked overall. He was nicknamed “Wildman” by his teammates for his reckless abandon on the field. He intercepted a pass, in his rookie year, and took it 41 yards for a touchdown. He also had a career-high 4 fumbles recovered that year.

Bill Bergey

William Earl Bergey was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the second round of the 1969 AFL draft out of Arkansas State and was an AFL All-Star in his first year. Bergey began for the Bengals for quite some time. In 1974 Bergey was exchanged to the Philadelphia Eagles in return for two first-round and one second-round draft pick.


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