The Philadelphia football franchise entered the NFL as a replacement for the Frankford Yellow Jackets. Named the Philadelphia Eagles, they made their professional football debut alongside the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Reds. The former still features in the NFL whilst the latter folded after merely 2 seasons.
For the 1943 season, they merged with their state rivals Pittsburgh Steelers to form ‘The Steagles’.
Following the war, the Eagles emerged as a top team. They reached their inaugural season-ending game for the 1947 season. Following a setback, they claimed back-to-back championships in 1948 and 1949 without allowing the opposition a single point. Their feat speaks volumes about their robust defense.
The franchise has changed their home field 3 more times since claiming consecutive NFL championships.
Currently, they sit 23rd on the Forbes list for the most valuable sports teams of all time. ‘The Birds’ or ‘The Iggles’ as they are known feature prominently with the colors of silver, midnight green, and black. Moreover, they are one of the few NFL teams to have an official fight song.
The Philadelphia Eagles play in the NFC East division. They feature alongside the Washington Football Team, New York Giants, and Dallas Cowboys. With 5th-year quarterback Carson Wentz and Head Coach Doug Pederson, the franchise will look to qualify outright to the Playoffs and defend their NFC East divisional title.
Jeffrey Lurie and his family were great football fans. Lurie purchased the Eagles a few months before the 1994 NFL season for $198 million. The purchase came a year after Kraft defeated him in a bidding war for the New England Patriots.
Despite his ownership role of an NFL team, Lurie remained in the production business and claimed an Academy Award for producing ‘Inside Job’.
The Eagles have won the league 4 times, with 3 of those wins coming before the Super Bowl era. The franchise lifted the trophy at Super Bowl LII after beating the fancied New England Patriots with backup quarterback Nick Foles.
Philadelphia Eagles have claimed their conference championship 4 times. Their record has been good for the season as they have made the Playoffs 27 times despite winning their division on just 14 occasions.
The Philadelphia Eagles can boast of just one player to have claimed the NFL regular season MVP award. This honor belongs to former quarterback and Hall of Famer Norm Van Brocklin, who won for the 1960 NFL season.
The Philadelphia Eagles have had multiple logo designs over the course of their 87-year-long stint in professional football. The initial design lasted for 3 seasons. It featured a dark blue Eagle in flight carrying a football in its talons. In 1936, they changed the Eagle’s color to green and tweaked the angle of the football it had a hold of. This version of the logo featured the Eagle soaring through the sky.
In the ‘Steagles’ era, the hastily cobbled up team introduced a new logo. It was a black color eagle swooping downwards as though performing a touchdown.
In 1944, the Philadelphia Eagles opted for a light green eagle with elements retained from their ‘Steagles’ design. 4 seasons down the line, they introduced yet another logo design. This time, the eagle had its wings spread wide, and it held the football only in its left claw.
This logo lasted for 2 decades before the franchise opted for a short-lived yet sharper version of the logo.
The next big change came about ahead of the 1973 NFL season. Philadelphia Eagles departed from their traditional Eagle carrying a football logo and incorporated a green helmet with a gray wing above the visor.
It lasted for 14 NFL seasons before the Eagle swooped back in. This time it was flying from left to right and had an eye-catching 4-color combination.
Finally, in 1996, The Philadelphia Eagles adopted the logo that is on their uniforms even today. It features an eagle with a prominent beak and eye as it surveys the scene below.
The Eagles entered into a multiyear sponsorship with FOX Bet, which came in with a branded interactive studio at Lincoln Financial Field. The custom Eagles content will be brought in by Eagles on-air personalities and Eagles legends. Moreover, FOX Bet will serve as the presenting sponsor of Eagles Edge, a new program following all Eagles games.
Moreover, the franchise also signed a deal with DraftKings that made them the official daily sports betting partner. Not to mention, a sponsorship also came in with Pepsi after an 8-year absence as the Eagles’ drink ambassador. The deal includes Pepsi getting naming rights to an area outside Lincoln Financial Field.
The roster comprises 3 quarterbacks, 4 running backs, 8 wide receivers, 5 tight ends, 8 offensive linemen, 9 defensive linemen, 4 linebackers, 7 defensive backs, and 3 special teams players.
|Quarterbacks||2 Jalen Hurts |
7 Nate Sudfeld
11 Carson Wentz
|Running Backs||30 Corey Clement |
32 Jason Huntley
26 Miles Sanders
35 Boston Scott KR
|Wide Receivers||19 J. J. Arcega-Whiteside |
13 Travis Fulgham
82 John Hightower
10 DeSean Jackson
17 Alshon Jeffery
84 Greg Ward
18 Jalen Reagor
80 Quez Watkins
|Tight Ends||81 Jason Croom |
88 Dallas Goedert
83 Caleb Wilson
86 Zach Ertz
85 Richard Rodgers II
|Offensive Linemen||67 Nate Herbig G |
74 Luke Juriga C
62 Jason Kelce C
68 Jordan Mailata T
66 Ross Pierschbacher G
69 Matt Pryor G
73 Isaac Seumalo G
64 Brett Toth T
|Defensive Linemen||58 Genard Avery DE |
96 Derek Barnett DE
91 Fletcher Cox DT
75 Vinny Curry DE
55 Brandon Graham DE
93 Javon Hargrave DT
97 Malik Jackson DT
76 T.Y. McGill DT
61 Raequan Williams DT
|Linebackers||54 Shaun Bradley MLB |
57 T. J. Edwards MLB
47 Nathan Gerry OLB
50 Duke Riley OLB
49 Alex Singleton OLB
52 Davion Taylor OLB
|Defensive Backs||22 Marcus Epps SS |
37 Grayland Arnold FS
38 Michael Jacquet CB
48 Elijah Riley SS
36 Rudy Ford SS
24 Darius Slay CB
42 K’Von Wallace FS
|Special Teams||4 Jake Elliott K |
1 Cameron Johnston P
45 Rick Lovato LS
The Philadelphia Eagles have come up with several programs to positively impact people in the Greater Philadelphia area. The ‘Rock the Vote’ campaign helped Eagles fans register and prepare themselves for the 2020 vote. Moreover, the Eagles Autism Challenge is dedicated to raising funds for innovative research and programs to unlock the mystery of autism.
Furthermore, the Eagles Charitable Foundation (ECF) has served more than one million children in the region. Their efforts include comprehensive vision care by providing free eye exams and glasses to children in the community.
|Head Coach||Duce Staley|
|Stadium||Lincoln Financial Field|
|Sponsors||Invisalign, Pepsi, Fox Bet, Dragon Seats, Esports Entertainment Group, DraftKings|
|Championships||League championships (4) |
NFL Championships (pre-1970 AFL-NFL merger) 
1948, 1949, 1960
Super Bowl championships (1)
Conference championships (4)
NFL Eastern: 1960
NFC: 1980, 2004, 2017
Division championships (14)
NFL East: 1947, 1948, 1949
NFC East: 1980, 1988, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019
|Official Website||Philadelphia Eagles: www.philadelphiaeagles.com|