Pair of Eagles Make The Athletic’s ‘Best to Wear Every Jersey Number’
A few Philadelphia Eagles are some of the best to ever wear their respective numbers, according to The Athletic.
Hall of Fame wide receiver Harold Carmichael was the best to ever wear the No. 17.
Carmichael’s recent enshrinement in the Hall of Fame gives him the edge over Philip Rivers, whose final chapter remains unwritten. The 1970s All-Decade wide receiver was unique for his 6-foot-8 frame and was a force through the Eagles’ 1980 Super Bowl season and beyond. No one had more receptions, receiving yards or touchdown receptions than Carmichael from 1973 through 1981.
Carmichael was recently enshrined into the NFL Hall of Fame, and spent 13 seasons playing for the Eagles.
The biggest competition for Carmichael was former Chargers and current Colts quarterback Phillip Rivers and former Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Dave Krieg.
Also representing the Eagles, is perhaps one of the greatest defensive ends of all-time, Reggie White, who was named the best player to wear No. 92.
He’s in the conversation as the best defensive player. White spent his first eight seasons with the Eagles before signing with the Packers and winning a Super Bowl. His 198 sacks are second all time.
While with the Eagles, "the Minister of Defense", recorded 124 of his career 198 sacks playing in Philadelphia. He was also a 13-time Pro Bowler and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006.
Other notable players to wear No. 92 included: Michael Strahan, James Harrison, Haloti Ngata, Ted Washington