You have to admire his loyalty! Veteran defensive end Brandon Graham will stay true to the birds and continue to bleed green. Philly fans were delighted to hear that Graham has declined to enter free agency and instead will remain a Philadelphia Eagle. Graham was rumored to become a free agent next week with teams such as Cleveland Browns already showing interest.
Graham however chose his love for the Eagles over money, telling ESPN “I definitely don’t want to miss out on this championship that we’re about to make a run for,” Graham told ESPN. “I pretty much directed [my agent] Joel [Segal] just to get a deal done before free agency so I wouldn’t have to go through that part. I’m just so happy everything came to fruition.”
“It wasn’t even about no money. It was more about wanting to be an Eagle as long as I could still play at a high level, and of course I still have a sour taste in my mouth on how things ended this last year with a loss to the Kansas City Chiefsin the Super Bowl.”
Graham makes Eagles History
After the 2023 Super Bowl LVII loss to Kansas City Chiefs, Philly is more than ready for another win, already gearing up and placing predictions for next season. We still remember our first and only Super Bowl LII win against the New England Patriots. Who could forget how Graham made one of most historic plays in franchise history which resulted in a strip sack of Tom Brady and a Lombardi trophy for Philly.
By signing on for another year, Graham makes Eagles history yet again. He is now the longest-tenured member of the Eagles, appearing in 178 regular-season games. With the start of the new soon, he is on his way to passing kicker David Akers (188) for most regular-season games played in an Eagles uniform.
Fly Eagles Fly
The one year, $6 million deal has guaranteed Philly fans another year with Brandon Graham and another shot at a Superbowl win. This story is about much more than money and contracts. It’s about the love for Philly, the love for The Philadelphia Eagles franchise and the backbone of Philly spirit, loyalty. All of which are sure ingredients for our Eagles to fly.