Eagles fans will always remember Torrey Smith.
He helped bring the city its first-ever Super Bowl championship with 13 catches for 157 yards and one touchdown during the playoffs. That touchdown, of course, will go down as one of the most memorable of the Super Bowl run — a 41-yard flea flicker that essentially punctuated the Eagles' 38-7 NFC Championship Game win.
So when the news broke Friday that Smith was being traded to the Panthers, it was without a doubt bittersweet for Philadelphia.
Not only will Eagles fans never forget Smith, but the wide receiver was also well liked and respected by his teammates and the entire organization.
And everyone loved him for not backing down to Howard Eskin in sports arguments, instead blowing up the radio personality's spot on Twitter.
Well, Smith had one last jab for Mr. Eskin when he posted a beautifully written and emotional thank you message on his Instagram account.
It is more than worth the read, and the final shot at Eskin made it even sweeter.
Enjoy it all below (click on the picture if you don't see the text), and props to Eskin for his message, as well.
I would like to thank the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization for the opportunity to represent this city. Mr. Lurie thank you for being the man that you are and genuinely caring about your players and the people of the city. To all of the coaching staff, Thank you! Coach Groh thank you for your leadership and energy this season. I would like to personally thank Joe Douglas and Andy Weidl for believing in me since day one and treating me like family. We are family forever. I would like to thank my teammates, the men I will miss the most. I have never had this much fun playing this game that we all love and it was all because of y’all. We had a great time, worked our tails off, and made each other better. To my brothers in the wide receiver room I thank you! Groh and Press challenged us and we did it. WHAT A YEAR! We played for each other and because of that we will fly high together forever! I will miss G and the equipment staff, Pat and the video crew, strength coaches, trainers, pr team, SOME media folks (Someone tell Howard that Lebron is the GOAT), community relations staff, chefs, and janitors. I appreciate your friendship. I would also like to thank Duece Staley and Dom. Y’all are two of the realist dudes alive! Lastly to Philadelphia. Thank you for embracing my family and me. I look forward to visiting my family in PA for the rest of my life knowing that WE did it! They can’t take that away from us! I have grown so much in my faith over the last year because of the men in that locker room. I will miss our Saturday night meetings and will always be grateful for that. Business is business and my time is up. I’m excited for another fresh start. Can’t wait to see what God has next for me! One last time #FlyEaglesFly
Torrey you were a pleasure to cover. Had fun with our debates. Always feel bad when people like yourself leave the team, but I know it’s part of the sport. Good luck brother. @SportsRadioWIP https://t.co/2eLo0syMSZ— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) March 10, 2018