Five Great Offensive Players in Eagles History | Eagles Addict

If you’re in the market for Philadelphia Eagles tickets, the chance to see head coach Chip Kelly’s revolutionary spread offense might be a chief reason why. However, the Eagles have been known for their great offensive players for decades. Here are five of their all-time best.

Wilbert Montgomery (Running back, 1977-1984)
Montgomery is the Eagles’ leader in all-time rushing yards and 100-yard games. He was the definition of a workhorse back, as well as a member of the team’s famous 1980 NFC Champion team.

Randall Cunningham (Quarterback, 1985-1995)
The NFL’s first truly mobile modern quarterback, Randall Cunningham beguiled opposing defenses with his dual-threat talent for 11 years in Philadelphia. In 1990 he had one of the then-greatest seasons for a quarterback ever, passing for 3,466 yards and 30 touchdowns while also rushing for 942 more yards. That 942 wasn’t only a record-setter for most ground yards for a QB—it was top ten in the league even when running backs were included, too!

Donovan McNabb (Quarterback, 1999-2009)
A model of consistency and class at the quarterback position, McNabb probably stayed a few seasons too long to have a truly pristine legacy with Philly fans, but as the years pass his value and relationship to the franchise will definitely increase. McNabb led the Eagles to five NFC championship appearances, as well as the 2004 Super Bowl, and he compiled over 40,000 yards and 250 touchdowns between his arm and his legs.

Brian Westbrook (Running Back, 2002-2009)
Just as Cunningham and McNabb were double-threats at the quarterback position, Westbrook was one of the most versatile running backs of his era, as deadly for opposing defenses catching passes as he was rushing the ball. As such he retired as Philadelphia’s all time leader in yards from scrimmage.

LeSean McCoy (Running Back, 2009- )
What is there left to say about Shady McCoy? He’s just 26, but has been the most electrifying running back in the league for a number of years now. He’s a vital part of head coach Chip Kelly’s spread offense that has the Eagles averaging over 30 points per game in this 2014 season. He’s approaching Montgomery’s record for the most rushing yards in franchise history. And the only way to see his blazing talent in the flesh is by saving big on Eagles tickets available over at!

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