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Philadelphia sports fans will wear the jersey numbers of their favorite teams until they die. It’s why you’ll still see dated Jeremiah Trotter or Jon Runyan jerseys at a Philadelphia Eagles game even though they’ve gone through the washing machine one too many times to keep their original color.

Flyers fans aren’t above wearing an old Rod Brind’Amour sweater down to the Wells Fargo Center years after the centerman left Philadelphia. Some people are even creative enough to duct tape over top of a #11 Carson Wentz jersey to turn it into an A.J. Brown jersey.

However a fan chooses to do it, the jersey is a beloved part of the sports tradition. There are even Philadelphia sports jersey numbers that have become synonymous with a single number itself. Those are the obvious ones.

Eagles fans will certainly never forget, “#5 will always love you.”

Flyers fans can’t see the #88 without thinking of Eric Lindros. How many youth basketball players have chosen the #3 because of Allen Iverson?

What about the tougher ones though? Who are the best players ever to wear the #64 or #67? Wade through the thousands of players who’ve had the privilege of suiting up for the Phillies, 76ers, Flyers, and Eagles.

The Great Debate Over #20

The best Philadelphia athlete to wear #20 isn’t a fun debate. It’s not fair to ask 4-for-4 sports fans to choose between arguably the most beloved athlete in the city’s history and the best third baseman of all time. It’s just not an enjoyable conversation to have.

Brian Dawkins and Mike Schmidt earned the only tie from #1-99.

The Toughest Choices

Dawkins and Schmidt are the type of players who deserve their numbers retired. However, some debates run even deeper. There are a ton of respected players who have worn  #8. Choosing between Phillies like Shane Victorino, Bob Boone, Juan Samuel, and Nick Castellanos is tough enough before you add Flyers fan favorites Mark Recchi and Dave Schultz.

None of them even made the list because it was impossible to keep local legend Aaron McKie off.

Let the debates begin. Which ones did we get right? Which ones did we miss? Check out our list of #1-99 (and #0 Tyrese Maxey for good measure).

  • #1: Bernie Parent

    Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers

    Bobby Clarke might be the signature player in Philadelphia Flyers history and their best all-time skater. However, Bernie Parent was probably their best player. His legacy is enough to beat out the great Richie Ashburn.

    However, fans hope Jalen Hurts can someday seize the spot as the best #1 in Philly sports history.

  • #2: Mark Howe

    Mark Howe and Gordie Howe with the Stanley Cup

    The Flyers have retired four single-digit numbers, so get ready for an early overload. Mark Howe is the best defenseman in franchise history, and he deserves a legacy as more than just Gordie Howe’s son.

  • #3: Allen Iverson

    Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers

    The Answer was the clear and obvious answer. It’s no offense to Bryce Harper, but there’s no way Philly fans would ever respect a list that didn’t include Iverson.

  • #4: Lenny Dykstra

    Lenny Dykstra of the Philadelphia Phillies

    Barry Ashbee has his number retired by the Flyers, but “Nails” gets the nod. Dykstra was a core member of 1993 Phillies, one of the most beloved teams in the city’s history.

  • #5: Donovan McNabb

    Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Say what you want about Donovan McNabb, but admit that he unquestionably deserves this spot.

  • #6: Julius Erving

    Julius Erving of the Philadelphia 76ers

    Only the Doctor could keep Ryan Howard off this list. It was one of the toughest decisions of the entire exercise.

  • #7: Bill Barber

    The depth at 7 is impressive. Ron Jaworski and Michael Vick are some of the biggest-named quarterbacks in Eagles history, and Haason Reddick dominated immediately after a homecoming to Philadelphia. It’s a nod to Barber and the Broad Street Bullies to beat out impressive competittion.

  • #8: Aaron McKie

    Aaron McKie of the Philadelphia 76ers

    The deck was stacked. With apologies to Shane Victorino, Mark Recchi, Nick Castellanos, Bob Boone, Juan Samuel, and Dave Schultz, the local product from Simon Gratz High School and Temple University needed to make the list.

  • #9: Nick Foles

    Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

    It was the season that left the most impact on the legacy of Philadelphia sports. It would be a fairly insignificant footnote if Nick Foles hadn’t stepped in with a miraculous and unexpected performance.

  • #10: Larry Bowa

    Philadelphia Phillies on Twitter: "A #TBT turn two from the birthday boy.Happy birthday, Larry Bowa! 🎉🎂🎈🎁 pic.twitter.com/ZKwUAWtb6F / Twitter"

    A #TBT turn two from the birthday boy.Happy birthday, Larry Bowa! 🎉🎂🎈🎁 pic.twitter.com/ZKwUAWtb6F

    The Phillies won their first ring 77 years after the first World Series began and 97 years after the franchise began. Larry Bowa was the heart and soul of the 1980 team, and he narrowly edges Maurice Cheeks, DeSean Jackson, and John LeClair.

  • #11: Jimmy Rollins

    Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies were the team to beat in 2007. Jimmy Rollins was the sparkplug on and off the field for the best era in Phillies history from 2007-2011.

  • #12: Randall Cunningham

    Randall Cunningham, Philadelphia Eagles

    “The Ultimate Weapon” revolutionized the quarterback position. His stunning athleticism changed the game forever regardless of his lack of playoff success as a member of the Eagles.

  • #13: Wilt Chamberlain

    Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers

    Honor him for his time with the Sixers in the early years, his time with the Philadelphia Warriors, and his legendary career at Overbrook High School. He retired as the greatest basketball player of all time.

  • #14: Pete Rose

    Pete Rose, Philadelphia Phillies

    Pete Rose and Jim Bunning are both qualified to take the spot. Both had long and successful MLB careers that included important stints with the Phillies. Regardless of his behavior off the field, the all-time hits leader played such a major role in getting the Phillies over the hump in 1980.

  • #15: Steve Van Buren

    NFL on Twitter: "Steve Van Buren is one of the 12 RBs selected to the #NFL100 All-Time Team!🦅 5x All-Pro🦅 2x NFL Champion🦅 4x Rushing Title Winner pic.twitter.com/FvojbTNMJ3 / Twitter"

    Steve Van Buren is one of the 12 RBs selected to the #NFL100 All-Time Team!🦅 5x All-Pro🦅 2x NFL Champion🦅 4x Rushing Title Winner pic.twitter.com/FvojbTNMJ3

    There are three legacies of great 15s from past eras. Hal Greer and Dick Allen narrowly missed out because of the Pro Football Hall of Famer and two-time NFL Champion.

  • #16: Bobby Clarke

    Super 70s Sports on Twitter: "Bobby Clarke enjoyed a banner season in 1975 when he won the Hart Trophy and forced the Tooth Fairy to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. pic.twitter.com/P1jTb4P8gn / Twitter"

    Bobby Clarke enjoyed a banner season in 1975 when he won the Hart Trophy and forced the Tooth Fairy to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. pic.twitter.com/P1jTb4P8gn

    It’s tough to come up with a player who can define the identity of a franchise in the NHL or in all of professional sports more than Bobby Clarke defines the Flyers. He was known for his tenacity, yet he is still the all-time scoring leader in franchise history decades after his retirement.

  • #17: Harold Carmichael

    Harold Carmichael, Philadelphia Eagles

    There was a point when Scott Rolen looked like he would seize this spot pretty easily, but big Harold Carmichael still takes the crown. Former fan favorite Wayne Simmonds also gets an honorable mention, and Alshon’s Jeffery legacy should be more about a great performance in 2017 than a feud behind the scenes with Carson Wentz.

  • #18: Jeremy Maclin

    Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles

    Andy Reid never loved prioritizing wide receivers. He finally got it right toward the end of his tenure by drafting Jeremy Maclin and DeSean Jackson in the early rounds.

  • #19: Greg Luzinski

    “The Bull” was a core member of late ’70s Phillies teams that finally got over the hump in 1980, his last season in Philadelphia. He later returned for an underrated moment in the town’s history to implode Veterans Stadium.

  • #20A: Brian Dawkins

    Brian Dawkins, Philadelphia Eagles

    He was Weapon X, the Wolverine, BDAWK! He became possibly the most beloved player in Philly sports history because of his fiery leadership and bone-crushing hits like the one on Alge Crumpler in the NFC Championship Game after the 2004 season.

  • #20B: Mike Schmidt

    Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia Phillies

    He might not have gotten the kind of fan affection that Brian Dawkins did, but the greatest Phillie of all time wasn’t staying off this list. The glove, the bat, and everything else. Michael Jack was simply the best.

  • #21: Joel Embiid

    Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

    Joel Embiid brought the Sixers out of a lull that lasted for over a decade after Allen Iverson left town. His raw athleticism is up there with the best centers in NBA history.

  • #22: Duce Staley

    Duce Staley, Philadelphia Eagles

    Double Duce was the centerpiece of a bad era before the Eagles entered yearly contention in the early 2000s, and he became a key weapon for Donovan McNabb during Andy Reid’s peak years. He did enough to hold off the former heart and soul of the Flyers, Rick Tocchet.

  • #23: Troy Vincent

    Troy Vincent, Philadelphia Eagles

    Troy Vincent was a reliable constant on the outside for Jim Johnson and the Eagles during one of the best periods of sustained success in franchise history.

  • #24: Sheldon Brown

    Sheldon Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

    Sheldon Brown was a solid contributor for eight years in Philadelphia. Realistically, your first memory of him was for one play: the absolute destruction of Reggie Bush that qualified as a legal hit at the time.

  • #25: LeSean McCoy

    LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles

    Jim Thome was good enough and likable to make the list, but the all-time rushing leader in Eagles history needed a spot.

  • #26: Chase Utley

    Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies

    He was everything a ballplayer is supposed to be. Who in Philadelphia didn’t love Chase Utley?

  • #27: Malcolm Jenkins

    Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia Eagles

    One of the core leaders of the Super Bowl LII champions narrowly edges Aaron Nola and Flyers greats Ron Hextall and Reggie Leach.

  • #28: Claude Giroux

    Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers

    Claude Giroux had an unusual career trajectory in Philadelphia. He was a secondary piece on contending teams early in his career, but the franchise slipped by the time he took the captaincy. His overall consistency still lands him as one of the best Flyers of all time.

  • #29: LeGarrette Blount

    LeGarrette Blount, Philadelphia Eagles

    Shady McCoy and Chuck Klein both wore 29 for shorter parts of their careers in Philadelphia, which justifies a short-term player as a better pick. LeGarrette Blount brought a power-running style to the 2017 Eagles as a steal in free agency on a one-year contract.

  • #30: Brian Mitchell

    Brian Mitchell, Philadelphia Eagles

    He was a kick returner and a backup running back who spent more time in Washington than in Philadelphia, but who else did you want here? Ilya Bryzgalov?

  • #31: Wilbert Montgomery

    Off-tackle right was enough to get Wilbert on the list. An honorable mention goes to Pelle Lindbergh, who was on pace to become an all-time great before his tragic death in 1985.

  • #32: Steve Carlton

    Baseball In Pics on Twitter: "Steve Carlton pitching in his 300th career win against the Cardinals, September 23, 1983. Photo by Manny Millan Sports Illustrated via Getty Images pic.twitter.com/aSf5BdLhwv / Twitter"

    Steve Carlton pitching in his 300th career win against the Cardinals, September 23, 1983. Photo by Manny Millan Sports Illustrated via Getty Images pic.twitter.com/aSf5BdLhwv

    “Lefty” was the best pitcher in Phillies history and the obvious choice at 32.

  • #33: Cliff Lee

    Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

    Cliff Lee wore 33 in his second stint with the Phillies, which wasn’t as successful as his first. However, another 34 deserved a spot right next to him.

  • #34: Roy Halladay

    Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies

    The fiercest competitor Phillies fans have ever watched first pitched for Philadelphia at age 32. All he did in his first season was win the National League Cy Young with a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter on his record. Not too many guys can top Charles Barkley.

  • #35: Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies

    It takes someone special to carry a team on his back to a World Series at age 24. He ended up with a more impressive overall track record in a Phillies uniform than Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.

  • #36: Brian Westbrook

    Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Westbrook was a no-brainer. He was a reliable and consistent dual threat as a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield and a fan favorite for eight seasons in Philadelphia.

  • #37: Eric Desjardins

    Eric Desjardins, Philadelphia Flyers

    Eric Desjardins was the top defenseman on the Flyers during the late 1990s and early 2000s who pushed the puck up the ice to stars like Eric Lindros and John LeClair. He received Norris Trophy votes seven times.

  • #38: Curt Schilling

    Curt Schilling of the Philadelphia Phillies

    He might not be the most likable retired player in the world, but he was the most successful Phillies pitcher of the 1990s.

  • #39: Brett Myers

    Brett Myers of the Philadelphia Phillies

    Myers entered the folklore of Phillies playoff history by drawing a nine-pitch walk against C.C. Sabathia during the 2008 National League Division Series. He spent eight total seasons in red pinstripes.

  • #40: Tyrone Hill

    Tyrone Hill of the Philadelphia 76ers

    Tyrone Hill was never a star player, but he never had to be. He was one of many role players who formed incredible chemistry as the collective complement to Allen Iverson for a trip to the NBA Finals in 2001.

  • #41: Bob Walk

    He had a terrible name for a pitcher, but Bob Walk takes the crown as the best 41 in Philly sports history.

  • #42: Elton Brand

    Elton Brand of the Philadelphia 76ers

    Elton Brand became a key contributor to the #ShowYaLuv era of the 76ers. He later returned for second stint and eventually for a role in the front office.

  • #43: Darren Sproles

    Darren Sproles of the Philadelphia Eagles against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016

    It was fair to question whether he could even see over top of Lane Johnson or Jason Peters. The 5-foot-6 speedster made his only three career Pro Bowls as a member of the Eagles over the final six years of his career.

  • #44: Kimmo Timonen

    Kimmo Timonen of the Philadelphia Flyers

    Kimmo Timonen wasn’t the flashiest player the Flyers have ever had. However, he was one of the steadiest defensemen in franchise history for seven seasons.

  • #45: Zack Wheeler

    Zack Wheeler of the Philadelphia Phillies

    It’s tough to top Tug McGraw and Tom Brookshier, but it’s a testament to just how good Zack Wheeler has been since signing in free agency before the 2020 season. The addition is the shrewdest move Matt Klentak made during his tenure.

  • #46: Quinton Mikell

    Quinton Mikell of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Mikell started his career in Philadelphia wearing 46. His one Pro Bowl appearance came wearing 27, but he had an impressive track record as a solid starter for eight seasons with the Eagles.

  • #47: Larry Andersen

    Larry Andersen of the Philadelphia Phillies

    “LA” spent six seasons with the Phillies. He once threw 32 consecutive scoreless innings.

  • #48: Danny Briere

    Danny Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers

    He was a good scorer at the top of the lineup during the regular season, but Danny Briere truly made his mark during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

  • #49: Tommy Greene

    Tommy Greene of the Philadelphia Phillies

    It could’ve gone to Jose Mesa, but Tommy Greene had the most memorable moments. He was a solid member of the 1993 National League champions, and he threw a no-hitter in 1991.

  • #50: Jamie Moyer

    Jamie Moyer of the Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies acquired Jamie Moyer when he was 43. He somehow spent five years in Philadelphia. The Souderton native and Saint Joseph’s graduate became one of the best local interest stories of the 2008 World Series.

  • #51: Carlos Ruiz

    Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies

    Carlos Ruiz was the reliable backstop for the best era in Phillies history. He managed one of the most talented pitching staffs ever assembled and blossomed into a top-tier offensive catcher as his career progressed.

  • #52: Ricky Bottalico

    Ricky Bottalico of the Philadelphia Phillies

    Ricky Bo made the 1996 National League All-Star team in the highlight of his seven-year career over two stints with the Phillies.

  • #53: Bobby Abreu

    Bobby Abreu of the Philadelphia Phillies

    53 is one of the rare numbers that had a worthy choice from each of the four franchises. Hugh Douglas, Darryl Dawkins, and Shayne Gostisbehere fell short of Abreu, one of the most consistent offensive players the Phillies have ever had.

  • #54: Jeremiah Trotter

    Jeremiah Trotter of the Philadelphia Eagles

    It’s a borderline crime to leave Brad Lidge off the list, but the Axe Man had a much longer period of success in Philadelphia. The hard-hitting linebacker made all four of his career Pro Bowls in midnight green.

  • #55: Brandon Graham

    Brandon Graham of the Philadelphia Eagles

    The most impactful play in the history of Philadelphia sports was enough in itself to get Brandon Graham on the list. He’s also an incredible story for overcoming the “draft bust” label to get to that point.

  • #56: Zach Eflin

    Zach Eflin of the Philadelphia Phillies

    He was never an ace, but Zach Eflin developed into a solid option in the middle or back of the Phillies starting rotation throughout the down period of the franchise through 2021. He stayed around long enough to claim his reward, playing an unexpected but important bullpen role in the run to the 2022 World Series.

  • #57: Ryan Madson

    Ryan Madson of the Philadelphia Phillies

    He wore three different numbers during his time with the Phillies. His best years came wearing 63 and 46, but he deserves a shoutout for wearing a number that happens to have minimal competition.

  • #58: Trent Cole

    Trent Cole of the Philadelphia Eagles

    He was never necessarily as feared by opponents or as beloved by Eagles fans as much as some of Philadelphia’s all-time great defensive ends. However, Trent Cole was one of the most consistent and reliable pass rushers the Eagles have ever had.

  • #59: Derrick Burgess

    Derrick Burgess of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Burgess left Philadelphia too early after beginning his career as a solid rotational pass rusher. He broke out for 16 sacks in 2005 in his first year after leaving the Eagles. DeMeco Ryans would’ve been a solid choice as 59 as well.

  • #60: Chuck Bednarik

    NFL on Twitter: "We are saddened to share that @Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has passed away at age 89: http://t.co/4jjxKCqT6z pic.twitter.com/C67jB0R1pM / Twitter"

    We are saddened to share that @Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik has passed away at age 89: http://t.co/4jjxKCqT6z pic.twitter.com/C67jB0R1pM

    “Concrete Charlie” was the obvious choice here. He was a two-way player when two-way players still existed. RIP.

  • #61: Stefan Wisniewski

    NFLPhotoStore on Twitter: "The Eagles have signed Stefan Wisniewski to a one-year deal. #FlyEaglesFly @NFL pic.twitter.com/oH34FufAEY / Twitter"

    The Eagles have signed Stefan Wisniewski to a one-year deal. #FlyEaglesFly @NFL pic.twitter.com/oH34FufAEY

    What? You don’t remember Wiz? He was the full-time starter at left guard for the Super Bowl champions.

  • #62: Jason Kelce

    Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Think past the Super Bowl parade speech for a minute. Jason Kelce is one of the best Eagles of all time based solely on what he did AFTER he turned 30.

  • #63: Hank Fraley

    Hank Fraley of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Fraley played center for a unit that protected Donovan McNabb during one of the most successful spans in Eagles history from 2001-2005.

  • #64: Andrew Bellatti

    Andrew Bellatti of the Philadelphia philliees

    He didn’t have the best competition here, but Bellatti gets the nod. He did a serviceable job as a middle relief pitcher during the run to the 2022 World Series.

  • #65: Lane Johnson

    Lane Johnson

    Chuck Bednarik and Brian Dawkins have the legacy as the toughest and most feared Eagles. However, Lane Johnson helped the team to Super Bowl LVII with painful injuries that you probably don’t want to think about.

  • #66: Bill Bergey

    Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter: "Bill Bergey (66) days until #Eagles regular-season football. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/coB0HsUDQU / Twitter"

    Bill Bergey (66) days until #Eagles regular-season football. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/coB0HsUDQU

    Bergey outlasted a bad era of Eagles football in the 1970s to enjoy the ride to the first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history under Dick Vermeil.

  • #67: Jamaal Jackson

    Jamaal Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Jackson played center for the Eagles for seven seasons. His claim to fame was appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated with Jason Kelce for a feature about training camp position battles.

  • #68: Jaromir Jagr

    Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia Flyers

    Jagr only played one season for the Flyers, but it was more than just a simple cup of coffee. Playing next to one of the best hockey players in history helped significantly with the development of a young Claude Giroux.

  • #69: Jon Runyan

    Jon Runyan of the Philadelphia Eagles

    The signing of Jon Runyan indicated a new aggressive strategy in free agency for the Eagles. He delivered in a big way by bringing the attitude necessary to compete for a Super Bowl.

  • #70: Rasmus Ristolainen

    Rasmus Ristolainen of the Philadelphia Flyers

    He might not be the best defenseman the Flyers have ever seen, but the fans can always use a big hitter on the blue line.

  • #71: Jason Peters

    Jason Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles

    He didn’t have the best ending to his career in Philadelphia, but seven Pro Bowls in 11 seasons with the Eagles play a much more important role in defining his legacy.

  • #72: Tra Thomas

    Tra Thomas of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan were the pillars that protected Donovan McNabb in the prime years of his career. A reliable offensive line is the basis for a good NFL organization, and Thomas was a big part of the Andy Reid era.

  • #73: Shawn Andrews

    Shawn Andrews of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Andrews is an interesting case study with the benefit of hindsight. If he went public about his mental health issues off the field in modern times, the fan base probably would have reacted differently. He deserves this spot on the list based on two Pro Bowls despite the unfortunately short career of a very talented player.

  • #74: Owen Tippett

    Owen Tippett of the Philadelphia Flyers

    His best competition was Winston Justice, so Owen Tippett deserves some love. He helped people get over the loss of Claude Giroux relatively quickly.

  • #75: Vinny Curry

    Vinny Curry of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Vinny Curry was up and down in two stints with the Eagles. Some of his best moments came as a contributor to the most dominant unit for the 2017 Eagles, which ultimately justified the second-round pick.

  • #76: Shawn Bradley

    Shawn Bradley of the Philadelphia 76ers

    He certainly wasn’t the strongest big man, but Shawn Bradley averaged double figures in two of his three seasons after the Sixers used the second-overall pick on him in 1993.

  • #77: Michael Bennett

    Michael Bennett of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Michael Bennett only spent one season in Philadelphia. However, he was the best pass rusher on a team coming off a Super Bowl victory the previous season.

  • #78: Hollis Thomas

    Hollis Thomas, Former Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Tackle

    Tank was always a solid clog in the middle of the defensive line. His hit on Michael Vick in the NFC Championship Game after the 2004 season certainly got the crowd going.

  • #79: Brandon Brooks

    Brandon Brooks of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Brooks signed with the Eagles before the 2016 season. He admirably overcame a mental health battle off the field to become a key part of an offensive line that helped carry the team to a victory in Super Bowl LVII. Flyers fans hope that Carter Hart can someday overtake this spot.

  • #80: Cris Carter

    Cris Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles

    The best years of his career didn’t come with the Eagles. However, he outperformed players like James Thrash and Jordan Matthews by a longshot.

  • #81: Terrell Owens

    Terrell Owens and Donovan McNabb

    Jason Avant played eight seasons with the Eagles, and T.O. only played two (plus he ruined one). You cannot deny his dominance in 2004, however. He played at a level that no other Eagles receiver has reached.

  • #82: Mike Quick

    Mike Quick of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Quick made five Pro Bowls in nine seasons with the Eagles. He is one of the most well-respected alumni of the organization.

  • #83: Vince Papale

    Vince Papale, Mark Wahlberg, Dick Vermeil

    Disney didn’t do it justice, but the Delco native had one of the most inspiring stories in Eagles history.

  • #84: Kenny Jackson

    Eagles Over the Years on Twitter: "Kenny Jackson. 1st round draft pick, #1 friend of Randall. @retro_70s @RetiredNFLers @Ol_TimeFootball @NFL_Journal @PHLEaglesNation @EROCK_Eagles @SSN_Eagles #eagles pic.twitter.com/yO9PyYjP7m / Twitter"

    Kenny Jackson. 1st round draft pick, #1 friend of Randall. @retro_70s @RetiredNFLers @Ol_TimeFootball @NFL_Journal @PHLEaglesNation @EROCK_Eagles @SSN_Eagles #eagles pic.twitter.com/yO9PyYjP7m

    Jackson spent his first five NFL seasons in Philadelphia. He finished with a career-high 692 receiving yards in 1985… before he changed his number to 84.

  • #85: Art Monk

    Art Monk

    His career with Washington certainly outweighed it, but Art Monk had a cup of coffee with the Eagles in 1995.

  • #86: Zach Ertz

    Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles

    People didn’t think he would last after a weak effort to make a block against the Cincinnati Bengals in 2016. It now seems silly for an Eagles legend who caught the game-winning touchdown for the only Super Bowl in franchise history.

  • #87: Brent Celek

    Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles

    He wasn’t the best tight end the Eagles have ever had, but he might be the toughest. Celek spent 11 seasons in Philadelphia and earned the respect of pretty much anyone he came in contact with.

  • #88: Eric Lindros

    Eric Lindros of the Philadelphia Flyers

    The story is one of the most intriguing in Philadelphia sports history. Lindros was supposed to be the next Wayne Gretzky, and he never brought a Stanley Cup to Philadelphia. However, at his peak, Lindros performed at a higher level than any Flyers player in history. He deserves a legacy based on his outstanding performance on the ice.

  • #89: Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Chad Lewis was always the reliable security blanket Donovan McNabb needed. He made three Pro Bowls with the Eagles.

  • #90: Corey Simon

    Corey Simon, Philadelphia Eagles

    Corey Simon isn’t one of the most glorified Eagles of all time. However, the former sixth-overall pick became a major contributor to Jim Johnson’s defense.

  • #91: Fletcher Cox

    Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles

    If you look up and down the roster of the 2017 Eagles, you’ll notice that Fletcher Cox was the best player at his position on the team.

  • #92: Reggie White

    David Malandra Jr on Twitter: "ESPN announced a 30 for 30 documentary called "The Minister of Defense" featuring former #Eagles great & #NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/EBBunm6ceO / Twitter"

    ESPN announced a 30 for 30 documentary called "The Minister of Defense" featuring former #Eagles great & #NFL Hall of Famer Reggie White#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/EBBunm6ceO

    The Minister of Defense retired as one of the best defensive players in NFL history. He passed away at age 43 in 2004, and Eagles fans honor his memory by wearing the Kelly Green 92 jersey as one of the most common jerseys at Lincoln Financial Field.

  • #93: Jevon Kearse

    Jevon Kearse, Philadelphia Eagles

    The Freak had his best seasons with the Tennessee Titans before he came to the Eagles. However, he played at a high enough level for a good enough team in 2004 to top Jakub Voracek and Tim Jernigan.

  • #94: Josh Sweat

    Josh Sweat of the Philadelphia Eagles

    Howie Roseman found a gem in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Sweat went from an afterthought to a rotational player to a key contributor to a borderline star.

  • #95: Mychal Kendricks

    Mychal Kendricks, Philadelphia Eagles

    Kendricks didn’t develop as smoothly as some people would’ve liked after the Eagles drafted him in the second round in 2012. However, he eventually stepped up as a solid option at linebacker for the 2017 Eagles.

  • #96: Clyde Simmons

    Clyde Simmons, Philadelphia Eagles

    Eagles defensive linemen own the 90s on this list. Simmons recorded an astounding 19 sacks in 1992.

  • #97: Jeremy Roenick

    Jeremy Roenick, Philadelphia Flyers

    Darwin Walker also would’ve been a fair choice, but Jeremy Roenick became a Flyers fan favorite for his gritty style of play in three seasons toward the end of a long NHL career. His Game 6 overtime winner against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs was one of the most exhilarating moments in franchise history.

  • #98: Mike Patterson

    Mike Patterson, Philadelphia Eagles

    Connor Barwin built a great reputation in the Philadelphia community, but he only spent four seasons with the Eagles. Patterson was a model of consistency for 115 games over eight seasons.

  • #99: Jerome Brown

    Jerome Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

    He was gone too soon. Jerome Brown was a force in five NFL seasons before a tragic death at age 27 in 1992.

  • #0: Tyrese Maxey

    Tyrese Maxey, Philadelphia 76ers

    Why not include 0? Maxey is the type of guy who deserves a shoutout.

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