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ESP's All-2010's Eagles Team

Eliot Shorr-Parks
November 08, 2019 - 8:29 am
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Editor's note: With the Eagles on a bye this week and a new decade less than two months away, 94WIP.com will reflect back on the Philadelphia Eagles' all-decade teams of recent history.

Glen Macnow's All-1980's team
Joe DeCamara's All-1990's team
Ike Reese's All-2000's team
Eliot Shorr-Parks' All-2010's team
Ray Didinger All-Time Eagles' team

Here is ESP's All-2010's Eagles team. 

 

OFFENSE

QB: Nick Foles (Micheal Vick backup)

Analysis: The Eagles have had more quarterbacks than they likely wanted since 2010 — Kevin Kolb, Michael Vick, Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, Nick Foles and Carson Wentz. That is six in nine seasons, after having only Donovan McNabb for the previous 10 seasons. The decision to go with Foles is pretty simple — he is easily the most accomplished quarterback of the group, considering McNabb did the majority of his work prior to 2010. Foles won four playoff games, went to the playoffs three times, won Pro Bowl MVP, had his 27-2 season, and of course, won the Super Bowl. Vick gets the backup spot for how electric he was during his time with the team, and the leadership he showed while being in Philadelphia.  

RB: LeSean McCoy 

RB: LeGarrette Blount 

Analysis: The decision for starting running back is easy — LeSean McCoy is not only the best running back in franchise history, but he is arguably the best running back of the 2010’s in the NFL overall. McCoy topped 1,000 yards in four-of-his-five seasons with the Eagles from 2010 to 2014 before being traded to Buffalo. He led the NFL in 2013 with 1,607 yards. At his best, McCoy was one of the most dangerous running backs in the NFL. Blount gets the backup spot because of the role he played in the Eagles’ Super Bowl win, and because his game would perfectly compliment McCoy’s game. 

WR: DeSean Jackson 

WR: Jeremy Maclin

WR: Jordan Matthews

Analysis: His return has not yet been what many hoped, but there is little argument that Jackson is the most dangerous and electric receiver the Eagles have had since 2010 — even if he isn’t the most productive. On pure production it would be hard to go with any receivers other than Maclin and Matthews. The duo combined to catch 532 passes for 6,971 yards and 54 touchdowns. With Jackson on the outside, with Maclin on the other side and Matthews in the slot, the Eagles are loaded at wide receiver. 

TE: Zach Ertz

Analysis: 483 catches, 5,354 yards, 31 touchdowns and the game-winning catch in the Super Bowl -- Ertz is going to go down as not only the best tight end in the team’s history, but also one of the best players period. 

OT: Jason Peters

OG: Evan Mathis 

C: Jason Kelce

OG: Brandon Brooks 

OT: Lane Johnson

Analysis: The fact four of the five players listed are currently starters for the 2019 team speaks to how lucky the Eagles have been at offensive line over the last nine seasons, as the have pretty much been able to count on the same four-to-five players each week — something not many teams have the luxury of doing. Mathis gets the node at left guard, considering he was a Pro Bowl level player during his time with the Eagles. 

DEFENSE: 

DE: Brandon Graham 

DT: Fletcher Cox 

DT: Bennie Logan 

DE: Trent Cole 

Analysis: The Eagles have been pretty loaded at defensive line since 2010, which makes picking two defensive ends for this team not easy. Graham is an obvious one, however, considering he has been very productive while also making one of the biggest plays in franchise history. Cole played some of his best football for the Eagles from 2010-on, totaling 38.5 sacks. Cox has been one of the best defensive players in Eagles’ history since joining the team in 2012, and although the Eagles haven’t had a ton of success finding a player to line up next to him, Logan gets the nod for his excellent play from 2013-to-2016 with the team. 

LB:  DeMeco Ryans

LB: Mychal Kendricks 

Analysis: The Eagles have spent way more time with two linebackers on the field than three recently, so in an effort to give the slot cornerbacks some love, there are just two linebackers on the all 2010-team. DeMeco Ryans was incredibly productive during his time with the Eagles, totaling over 110 tackles in back-to-back seasons before injuries derailed his career. Kendricks had a complicated tenure with the Eagles to say the least, but overall, he was one of the biggest playmakers the team had at linebacker due to both his speed and ability to blitz. Jordan Hicks would likely be the third linebacker on the team. 

CB: Jalen Mills

CB: Asante Samuel 

CB: Brandon Boykin 

S: Malcolm Jenkins 

S: Rodney McLeod 

Analysis: The Eagles have not had much luck at cornerback since 2010, shuffling between guys like Cary Williams, Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Leodis McKelvin, Bradley Fletcher and more names Eagles’ fans want to forget. They did, however, hit on Asanta Samuel, who had 10 INTs combined in the 2010 and 2011 season. That locks a spot down for him. Opposite Samuel is Mills, who has been the team’s best cornerback since coming to Philadelphia in 2016, and played a huge role on defense in the team winning the Super Bowl. 

Like the offensive line, the starting safeties are the current starters for this team. The Eagles have never replaced Brian Dawkins, and had a lot of misses trying, but they have found a very solid, dynamic set of starting safeties in Jenkins and McCleod. 

Head Coach: Doug Pederson

Analysis: Chip Kelly or Doug Pederson? The Lombardi Trophy can decide. 

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