All right, people! We just gave the Philadelphia Eagles roster once again. We have compiled a detailed list. We checked it twice, and we can officially declare that everyone is present and accounted for.
On the first day of the seventh month of our great nation, the announced birds that they put pen to paper with Cam Jurgens. Prior to doing so, he was the only member of Philly’s 2022 five-man NFL Draft class who had yet to sign his rookie contract. Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean, Kyron Johnson and Grant Calcaterra had already signed theirs.
The former Nebraska Cornhuskers star was all smiles as he is now able to withdraw a few extra funds from the ATM whenever he walks past one. Looked.
Here are some quick notes on Cam Jurgens, the Philadelphia Eagles’ eventual successor to Jason Kelce.
We’ve known for a while that Jason Kelce won’t be playing in the NFL forever for the Philadelphia Eagles, although many of us think he probably could if he wanted to. The 2022-23 NFL season will be the legend’s 12th at the highest level in football…Not bad for a former sixth-rounder who many believed was too small to play in the NFL.
Five Pro Bowl nods (2014, 2016, 2019-21) and four First-Team All-Pro nods (2017-19, 2021) were the result of a career that followed two All- Big East second-team college level (2009, 2010).
He’ll be tough to follow, but that’s what the Birds hope Jurgens can do. A phenomenal talent in his own right. The six-foot-three, 300-pounder earned a third-team All-Big Ten nod in 2021, his final season at the college level.
Jurgens will sit behind Kelce on the depth chart and absorb as much knowledge as he can until the legend decides he’s ready to hang up the cleats for good. There’s a lot the rookie can learn, as there is with all youngsters, but he has great teachers, not only in Kelce but also in the best offensive line coach in the game, Jeff Stoutland. .
Kelce is as tough as they come. He’s played 100% of total offensive snaps in just about every season since 2015. Remember, in 2017 he played 95% of snaps and in 2021 he played 89% of snaps. Part of that is due to his coach’s decisions over the two years to rest the starters in the final game of the regular season to prepare for the playoffs.
He made 121 consecutive starts, which puts him behind only Tra Thomas (166 starts from 1998-08) and Chuck Bednarik who started 169 games from 1949-62. They’ll never be another Jason Kelce, but if Cam Jurgens is about to be as good as his predecessor, you won’t hear any complaints from Philadelphia Eagles fans.