The Philadelphia Eagles had a pretty phenomenal year. They secured a team with mammoth players (both physically and skillfully) and put their confidence in a quarterback who’s made strides. They had eight Pro Bowlers — the most in the league. And, they made it to Super Bowl LVII, proving that they have what it takes to create a legacy.
Now, according to PFF’s Top 101 List, 13 Eagles players have been recognized among the best in the league.
PFF’S TOP 101 LIST
The Top 101 List is created at the conclusion of each season. It recognizes the top 101 players for their performance throughout the 2022 season, including the post-season.
The Eagles, who had 13 players recognized had the most in the league — beating the next closest team by six. All 13 players were also in the top-90.
Behind Philadelphia were the Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers and Minnesota Vikings all with seven players ranked. Each team had at least one player on the Top 101 List, except the Arizona Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. The Cardinals finished with a 4-13 record, and the Bears, 3-14.
13 EAGLES PLAYERS AMONG THE BEST 101
No. 9 — Lane Johnson
Offensive lineman Lane Johnson is quite literally one of the best players in the league every season. As a ten year veteran with the Eagles, he was selected First-Team All-Pro for the second time. He is also a four-time Pro Bowler. In the 18 games he played this season, he allowed zero sacks and zero quarterback hits.
Johnson played in the post-season despite an injury, undergoing surgery the week after the Super Bowl. With a 10-12 week recovery, he will be in tip-top shape for 2023.
No. 17 — Jason Kelce
Playing for the best offensive line in the league, Jason Kelce is among the top-two centers. Committing to a 12-year career in Philadelphia, Kelce is the epitome of Philly spirit. Across 753 pass-blocking snaps, he allowed only 11 hurries. He was named to his fifth First-Team All-Pro and sixth Pro Bowl.
No. 20 — A.J. Brown
The Eagles hit the lottery when they traded for Brown. Having a relationship with quarterback Jalen Hurts, he transformed the passing game. This season, Brown averaged 3.4 yards per route — the fourth-most in the league. He also finished with a career-high 1,496 receiving yards for 11 touchdowns.
No. 24 — Jalen Hurts
The future of the Philadelphia Eagles. Jalen Hurts came into 2022 and purely dominated. Setting franchise and leagues records throughout the season, Hurts finished with 3,701 passing yards and 22 touchdowns. As a dual-threat, he also added 760 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns to his resume.
The quarterback became a first-time Pro Bowler, and went head-to-head with Patrick Mahomes, playing the best game of his career during Super Bowl LVII.
No. 36 — Brandon Graham
Brandon Graham was Philadelphia’s comeback player of the year. After finishing last season early due to an Achilles injury, he returned for the 2022 season ten years younger.
Though he was snubbed for the Pro Bowl, he recorded 55 total pressures and 11 sacks. Pro Football Focus game him an 89.9 pass-rushing grade.
No. 38 — Haason Reddick
A native Philadelphian, Reddick joined the Eagles for the 2022 season, becoming the league’s sack record holder with 16.
He was selected for his first Second-Team All-Pro and his first Pro Bowl. Luckily, he’s signed through the 2024 season.
No. 47 — Jordan Mailata
Jordan Mailata is a big presence on the field and in the locker room. Becoming Jalen Hurts’ bodyguard, he continued to prove why he was selected over Andre Dillard last season. This season he was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate.
He allowed no sacks in three postseason games.
No. 72 — Javon Hargrave
Finishing the last season of his three-year contract, the Eagles will look to extend Hargrave.
He recorded 60 tackles. His 37 solo tackle, 11 sacks, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries were all a career-high.
No. 79 — T.J. Edwards
Edwards finished the 2022 season with consistency. He finished with a career-high 159 total tackles, 99 solo tackles, two sacks, one fumble recovery, and seven pass deflections.
No. 80 — Dallas Goedert
Tight end Dallas Goedert definitely lost some opportunities with Brown and Smith on the field, but when Hurts needed him, he was always there. During the regular and post-season, Goedert caught 83.5% of the passes thrown to him. He only dropped two passes all season.
After suffering a shoulder injury due to a face mask penalty, he was ineligible to be selected for the Pro Bowl. Next season is his year.
No. 82 — Josh Sweat
Sweat played his most productive season thus far. With nearly 700 snaps, he finished with 51 pressures and 36 defensive stops. The defensive end also had a career-high 11 sacks and one interception for 42 yards. Pro Football Focus rated him just behind Eagles’ Brandon Graham and Hasson Reddick.
Sweat has one season remaining on his contract with the Eagles.
No. 84 — Darius Slay
Cornerback Darius Slay played his best game in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. Blocking wide receiver Justin Jefferson, Slay had two (almost three) interceptions for 19 yards.
Though his gameplay tailed off, he allowed only 56.6% of passes thrown his way to be caught. He was also selected for his fifth Pro Bowl.
No. 89 — James Bradberry
Sadly, cornerback James Bradberry is going to be remembered for his holding call in Super Bowl LVII for a while. But, the reality is, it wasn’t what caused the Eagles to lose the game. Besides that play, he had an impressive season, allowing a 51.8 passer rating into his coverage.
Come March, Bradberry will be a free agent. Though there were talks about him returning to the New York giants, it’s still too soon to tell.