Carson Wentz obviously won't be able to play in this year's Pro Bowl, but he's well on his way to getting named a Pro Bowler for the first time in his young career.
Wentz got more fan votes than any other NFC quarterback (or NFC player) and the fourth-most in the entire NFL. After fan voting finished on Dec. 14, Wentz had 829,174 votes.
Only Le'Veon Bell (855,539), Tom Brady (833,481) and Antonio Brown (832,446) had more. The three quarterbacks behind Wentz in the NFC were Drew Brees (743,355), Russell Wilson (651,592) and Jared Goff (571,656).
Fan votes are 1/3 of the process. Players' and coaches' votes account for the remaining 2/3s.
Zach Ertz finished with more fans than any other NFC tight end. He got 486,011. This would be Ertz's first Pro Bowl nod as well.
With the team at 11-2, several other Eagles seemingly have a pretty good shot at making the Pro Bowl this season.
The full Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed Dec. 19.
One day after being released from the Eagles, Vinny Curry has reportedly already found a new home.
The defensive end is heading to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a three-year deal worth up to $27 million, with an $11.5 million injury guarantee, according to ESPN's Jenna Laine.
After signing him to a five-year, $47.25 million extension in 2016, the Eagles moved on from Curry and his scheduled $11 million cap hit on Friday. The transaction saved the Eagles $5 million in cap space, with $6 million in dead money.
While Curry, 29, had the best season of his career in 2017, his production still didn't match his high cap number and he became more expendable after the Eagles acquired Pro Bowler Michael Bennett from the Seahawks.
Curry will join former Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen in Tampa Bay. Allen signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the Buccaneers earlier in the week.
After getting the opportunity to stay with the Super Bowl champions, Nigel Bradham spoke at length and quite passionately about someone who didn’t get the same opportunity.
Bradham, the veteran linebacker, spent the last two years with Celek, who the Eagles released earlier this week after 11 seasons.
“That’s obviously devastating, man,” Bradham said. “Taking about a guy who was here his whole career and the way he came every day and his character every day.
“He really … me and a lot of guys on our team what it takes to win a Super Bowl, and he let us know it doesn’t come easy, it takes work, and he came in and worked every day. Like no other.”
Celek was due to earn $5 million in 2018 but is counting only $1 million in dead money against the 2018 cap, so the Eagles gained $4 million under the cap by releasing him.
That cap space certainly helped them find room to re-sign Bradham, who enjoyed a career-best season in 2017 for the Super Bowl champs.
But Bradham was effusive in his praise for the veteran tight end, who has played the fourth-most games in Eagles history.
“You would never know he was (11) years in because of the way he worked,” Bradham said. “So when you lose a guy like that it obviously takes a toll on your team.
“You hate to lose guys like that that meant so much and impacted this team so much. His leadership was on another level. He went over and beyond the things he could have done as a leader. Obviously, wish he could be here still.”