The 2010s saw some Eagles players evolve into superstars. All it takes is one amazing year to change the narrative on a player's entire career. The following article will talk about 10 of the best individual seasons, and review why they were impactful for the Eagles.
*Note, these seasons are not ranked in order from worst to best individual season. This list is in chronological order.
Michael Vick 2010
2010 was supposed to be the year Kevin Kolb became the franchise quarterback in Philadelphia. The Kevin Kolb Era lasted about one half, as he suffered a concussion and Michael Vick never let him take back the offense. Vick was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September, and continued his hot play throughout the entire season.
His biggest game was the Monday Night Massacre, in which he connected on a 88-yard touchdown on the very first play of the game in route to a 59-28 win. Vick was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance, and the Pro Football Hall of Fame took his game jersey to display in Canton, Ohio since he became the first player to pass for three touchdowns and rush for two touchdowns in the first half of a game. The most memorable game for that season was the Miracle at the New Meadowlands, in which Vick led the offense to three consecutive touchdown drives in the final eight minutes of the game to tie it, and allow DeSean Jackson's punt return to be the game-winner.
Thanks to Vick's offensive explosion that season, the Eagles won the NFC East, and Vick was named NFL Comeback Player of the year. He was also selected to his 4th career Pro Bowl for his accomplishments in that season.
LeSean McCoy 2011
LeSean McCoy was fresh off of a 1,000 yard and nine touchdown season heading into 2011. He wanted to continue his great start to his career and make a name for himself across the entire NFL, and that is exactly what he did.
McCoy went on to rush for 1,309 yards in 2011, which at the time was the 5th-most in a season in Eagles history. He rushed for over 100 yards in six different games. His biggest accomplishment was his 17 rushing touchdowns that season, which remain as the most in a season in the franchise's 86-year history. He added three more touchdowns through receptions, which brought his total touchdowns that year to 20. He scored a touchdown in 14 out of the 16 games in a year most fans try to forget because of it being the disappointing "Dream Team" year.
For his accomplishments in 2011, McCoy was selected to the Pro Bowl and was also named First-Team All-Pro. "Shady" became a household name across the entire NFL by the year's end.
DeSean Jackson 2013
Chip Kelly ended up not being good for much, but the one thing he was good for was the team's offensive explosion in 2013. One of the beneficiaries from Chip Kelly's arrival to the NFL was DeSean Jackson. After Michael Vick suffered an injury, he created a great chemistry with Nick Foles, and the two connected plenty of times for catches and runs.
Jackson's 2013 season resulted in the 2nd most receiving yards in a season in Eagles history (1,332). At the time, it was also the 3rd most receptions in a season by an Eagles wide receiver (82). He had five 100-plus yard receiving performances in the season. Two games that year resulted in Jackson having some top-10 receiving yard games in Eagles history (193 yards - 10th-most, 210 yards - 3rd-most).
The Eagles made the playoffs that season with the help of Jackson's vertical threat. Thanks to his production that season, Jackson was rewarded with his 3rd Pro Bowl nomination. The Pro Bowl game that season was the final game he played as an Eagle, as Chip Kelly decided to cut him from the team.
LeSean McCoy 2013
Chip Kelly's offense not only helped the passing game, but it also helped the rushing game reach its absolute peak. Kelly relied heavily on McCoy, who reached career highs in rushes, rushing yards, rushing yards per game, touches, and yards from scrimmage.
McCoy's 1,607 yards is still the franchise-best mark for rushing yards in a season. He rushed for over 100-plus yards in seven games, and AVERAGED more than 100 yards/game on the ground. He set an Eagles franchise-record for rushing yards in a game when he scampered for 217 yards in the Snow Bowl.
The Eagles won the NFC East while riding the coattails of McCoy's rushing attack. McCoy was rewarded with a Pro Bowl selection and was named First-Team All-Pro, solidifying himself as arguably the best running back in the NFL.
Nick Foles 2013