I've seen a few things in the last 25 years of covering the Eagles.

There were good teams (2017, 2004) and bad (1998, 2012). The same holds true for coaches. Andy Reid was good. Rich Kotite and Chip Kelly were bad. Ray Rhodes was a mixture of both, but also my favorite Eagles coach because of his honesty and colorful way of explaining situations, even if that color was blue.

Reid had the most sustained success, reaching five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl during his 14-year tenure. But Doug Pederson's the only one to win a championship, so he goes to the top of the list.

Here's my choices for the top players at each position over the last 25 years. I'm sure you'll disagree on a few, but there really aren't any wrong answers.


Member of The Press sports staff since 1986, starting my 27th season as The Press Eagles' beat writer. Also cover boxing, MMA, golf, high school sports and everything else.

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