In the next few weeks, we will be unveiling our all-time Eagles team.
We enlisted the help of Eagles reporters Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro, Quick Slants hosts Derrick Gunn and Barrett Brooks and Quick Slants producer Mike Mulhern for voting.
We asked each person to rank their top five players at 16 different positions. A first-place vote was worth five points, a second-place vote was worth four, and so on.
Up today: Punter
1. Donnie Jones = 24
2. Sean Landeta = 18
3. Cameron Johnston = 12
4. Randall Cunningham = 6
5. Jeff Feagles = 5
6. Dirk Johnson = 3
6. John Teltschick = 3
8. Adrian Burk = 2
8. Sav Rocca = 2
The breakdown: Jones narrowly missed being a unanimous selection, but he did earn the top spot. Landeta came in second and Johnston came in third but a few more solid seasons and Johnston will likely take the top spot. He’s already taking over the Eagles’ record book.
Did we get it right? It’s hard to argue against Jones, who came to the Eagles as a free agent for the Texans and became a big part of the Super Bowl team. Jones is retired now but he was a favorite of his teammates and was a really good punter. He’s second all-time in Eagles history in average and he is first all-time in punts inside the 20. He was a real weapon.
Landeta played forever but had just five seasons with the Eagles. But based on numbers, Johnston deserved to be ahead of him. Johnston holds the Eagles’ records for all-time gross average, best gross average season, all-time net average and best net average season.
Randall was incredible, wasn't he? That 91-yard punt against the Giants in 1989 is still the longest in franchise history.
We will fill in the team as we go.
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