Evan Mathis Rated as Best Guard of the 2010s

With the 2010s now behind us, Pro Football Focus has been revealing some of their top graded players from this past decade. Yesterday when they announced their top guards, former Eagle Evan Mathis was revealed to be the best of all the guards.

Mathis signed with the Eagles in 2011 during the "Dream Team" offseason. He ended up becoming the only signing from that horrendous offseason to contribute in a positive way in 2011 and beyond. He played almost mistake-free football for the Eagles from 2011-2014, but was eventually released by Chip Kelly as a cap-casualty. He went on to sign with the Broncos in 2015, where he won Super Bowl 50. He retired one season later.

With this feat, Mathis joins Brandon Graham as one of two Eagles so far to be named one of PFF's top-graded players at their respective positions from the 2010s.


Nowadays, Mathis dabbles in professional poker. In a tournament in January of 2019, he walked away with over $250,000. He is also into buying, selling and collecting vintage baseball cards. He ended up selling one card for $2.9 Million. However, he has recently been accused of "card cutting" by people in the card collecting community (which apparently is a very big deal in their world).


As PFF continues to unveil their overall grades from the 2010s, we will see if any more Eagles are considered among the top at their positions.

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