This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
Who is the biggest bird in Philadelphia Eagles history?
The franchise has been around since the early 1930’s, with the remnants of the old Frankfurt Yellow Jackets being bought out of bankruptcy. Since the Frankfurt club suspended operations, their records are not included in those of the Eagles.
The team was horrible throughout the 1930s and early 40s, had some glory just after World War II, struggled again for most of the 1950s, but then won the 1960 NFL Championship and contended again the following year.
From 1962 through 1978, the Eagles would have exactly one winning season. In other words, the first 45 years or so were not much. Since then, Philly has been a decent franchise.
For this reason you will see a lot of the more recent players on this list on the way to determining the Eagles Ultimate Franchise Player.