Eagles Have Three Players Named to 2020 Virtual NFL Pro Bowl
Brandon Graham's 11th season in the NFL has earned the Eagles defensive end his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
"Man, there were some tears shed in the coaching staff rooms last night," admitted Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz on Tuesday. "Just a totally deserving guy. He's had a long career and he's been a very good player for a long time, but to get his first Pro Bowl nod, it sort of choked everybody up because we know what kind of guy -- you guys know what kind of guy he is."
In his age 32 season, Graham heads up three Eagles receiving Pro Bowl honors, joining center Jason Kelce and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.
Graham, 32, picks up his first-ever Pro Bowl selection. The 11-year pro 42 total tackles, including 12 for loss. He also has 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery this season.
"He's persevered through some tough times early in his career," Schwartz explained. "He's battled some injuries. He's an incredibly hard worker. He plays with a lot of spirit, all the things that you respect about a player, Brandon Graham personifies. So, for him to get that nod was big."
The 30-year-old Cox also earns his six straight Pro Bowl nod. He has 40 tackles, including nine for loss, 6.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
"Fletch, also, those guys up front, to get recognized was big. I mean, it doesn't count on the win-loss column, but there's some personal stories in the game that you root for guys," Schwartz stated.
Kelce, 33, is on his way to his fourth Pro Bowl team, he has been the one member of the Eagles offensive line who has played in every game.
There will be no Pro Bowl game in 2020, so this list will be the final list of players to make the team.