16 Days Until Kickoff
23 August 2019 Uncategorized
Quarterback Norman Snead wore #16 from 1964 to 1970. A time that is best classified as the fallout after the 1960 championship. Every cold Sunday, devoted fans sat in Franklin Field continuously watching victory escape their clutches. It wasn’t pretty, but it’s part of our history. It’s part of our bloodline. It makes us who we are as fans today.
Norman Snead was a bright spot on some of those cold Sundays. The Eagles acquired Snead in a deal that sent Sonny Jurgenson to the Redskins. The 4-time Pro Bowler earned the honor as an Eagle in 1965, by racking up 15 TD’s and close to 2,400 yards. It was a different game in the mid-sixties. A different time for Eagles’ fans. He spent seven of his fifteen year career in Philadelphia. The former No.2 overall pick had his best season for the New York Giants in 1972 where he led the NFL in completion percentage.
Sixteen isn’t a historically rich uniform number for the Philadelphia Eagles. Let’s hope that changes starting this season as we are craving out our own era in NFL history. #FlyEaglesFly
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