For many players, the number on their uniform is simply that: a number. It's a quick way to identify a player on the field and, unlike a name, it's much easier for fans to pick out from the nosebleed section.
Oftentimes, the number holds a personal significance to the player, such as a variation of his college number or the number of his favorite NFL star. However, such significance is rarely conveyed beyond the locker room.
Still, there are a few instances when the significance of a player's number transcends the norm. Through exceptional play on the field, a player can cause his number to become permanently associated with his name. Some, like the Bengal formerly known as Chad Johnson, take it a step further, going so far as to assimilate their number into their public personality.
While the following fifteen Eagles haven't exactly changed their last names to reflect the digits on their chest, they have made an impact to the franchise in such a way that a part of their legacy lives on through the numbers. Here are the most memorable Eagles ever to wear the numbers one through 15.