The Philadelphia Eagles record-setting scoring output this past season featured a few strong individual contributions. Consequently, it had me looking for some historical perspective to see how those stat lines compared with other Eagles players through the years.
Specifically, Brent Celek followed up a strong finish in 2008 with a breakout year in 2009. Although he remains the subject of hot debate and speculation about his future, Donovan McNabb compiled some impressive numbers in an injury-abbreviated season. And, second-year receiver DeSean Jackson burst into the national spotlight with a highlight filled campaign.
In order to provide some backdrop to better appreciate the 2009 performance of these players, I took a look through the archives at other noteworthy seasonal feats by Eagles players. I have picked out the very best individual seasons and ranked them in order.
Knowing my audience here, I limited this review to the "Gen X" period, which roughly coincides with the Super Bowl era. This time frame seems to provide the best measuring stick due to rules comparability, equipment likeness, economic equivalency, and the overall similarities in style of play; plus, it simply stays within the confines of most readers' memory banks.
With no offense intended to those who beckon back to the days of "Concrete Charlie" and Norm Van Brocklin, here is this author's Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons" in the "Gen X period: