Fletcher Cox had yet anoth4er great season for the Philadelphia Eagles. His presence in the trenches terrifies opposing teams. He is one of the NFL's best defensive tackles, and is possibly the most important player of the Eagles today. Here is his season in review.
16 Games, 10.5 Sacks, 46 Tackles, 34 QB Hits, 1 Forced Fumble
In Week 14 the Eagles faced off against the Dallas Cowboys in one of the biggest games of the season. Fletcher Cox avoided 2 blockers to get the big sack on Dak Prescott to help force overtime.
In Week 15 against the Rams, Fletcher Cox once again avoided a double team to force pressure on quarterback Jared Goff.
In Week 3 against the Colts, Cox broke through the offensive line to get a clutch tackle to stop a big gain off the screen pass.
In the season-opener against the Atlanta Falcons, Fletcher Cox broke through the middle of the line to pressure Matt Ryan and help the Eagles secure a close win in Philadelphia.
In Week 14 against the Cowboys, Cox gets by 2 offensive lineman, to get pressure on Dak Prescott.
In Week 6 against the New York Giants, Fletcher Cox makes a great effort to stop the rookie phenomenon Saquon Barkley.
In the regular-season finale against the Redskins, Cox literally manhandles the lineman to force a strip sack on Josh Johnson.
After an amazing regular season, Cox and the Eagles went into New Orleans in the NFC Divisional Round. After going up 14-0, the Saints were about to punt the ball away for the 3rd straight time, when they suddenly run a fake punt up the middle. Some claim Cox was playing lazy and allowed this play to happen, and shift the momentum towards the Saints. Cox claims he got hurt on that play and that is the reason for lack of physicality. His injury forced him to miss most of the rest of the game, and helped allow the Saints to come back and win.
Future with the Eagles:
Cox is still under contract with the Eagles until 2023. He will not be going anywhere anytime soon. He is a staple of this Eagles defense and I believe his job is safe with the team for years to come.