I could not be more excited about my opportunity to join the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have a long and proud history that I am excited to be a part of. Then add that to the fact that Philly is one of the best sports cities in the world. We have the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers that help to make this city what it is. I am pumped to play for Philly fans everywhere.
I am joining this team at just the right time. There is a young group of guys on the rise like Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. We also have one of the best young quarterbacks in the league with Carson Wentz and I know he is going to be a star sooner rather than later. The offensive line is filled with veterans and future hall of famers that is one of the best in all the NFL. Top that off with Carson getting some new targets to throw to, like Alshon and Torrey, and we are looking like a team set to explode.
The running back room is full of talented guys each with a different skill set. All those guys are shifty speed guys who excel in the passing game. I know my role on this team like others I have been on in the past is to get the tough short yards and find the end zone in goal line situations. This role is definitely going to suit the things I do best and I am ready to get to work.
With a coaching staff full of former players, the football IQ in our building is through the roof. I think this team is set up to surprise a lot of people. We just need to focus on each game and keep building so we play our best football when the playoffs come. I can’t wait to hear that Eagles fight song play and prove to everyone this team is the real deal.