On Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, a who's who of Philadelphia Eagles took the field to have some fun, raise money for Carson Wentz's AO1 Foundation, and put on a show for fans. While the night provided plenty of memorable moments, certain Eagles really stood out.
Elliott showed he is far more than "just" a kicker, displaying elite athletic ability throughout the night.
Things started in the Home Run Derby that preceded the game, during which Elliott reached the Finals by launching 13 bombs in the first round. He started his first round with three-straight homers, smashing line drive lasers to straightaway center field. Elliott ultimately fell to Richard Rodgers in the final, 5-4, but he set the tone for a fantastic night.
In the game itself, Elliott continued to hit while also flashing the leather in the field. He made several eye-catching plays at shortstop, while being one of the few Eagles who remained mistake-free on the night. He was smooth both at the plate and in the field, putting to rest any doubt as to whether or not he is a true athlete.
Speaking of Rodgers, his Home Run Derby title was well-deserved. His mammoth blasts were a sight to behold, as he launched ball after ball into the left field seats. Several of his shots cleared the entire section of seats in left and bounded onto the concourse. A few even looked like they had a chance to reach the second deck before falling just short. His power display proved to be one of the most memorable aspects of the night.
Jackson, making his first public appearance in front of the Philadelphia fans since his return to the Eagles, was greeted with resounding ovations both when he was announced pregame and ahead of his first at-bat.
His night wasn't without incident, as he dropped a fly ball in center field in the first inning, but he reached base several times, and perhaps most importantly to Eagles fans, his elite speed was on full display.
It was a wonderful opportunity to welcome Jackson back to the nest and he also took advantage by answering "you Eagles fans" when asked what he missed most in his time away from Philadelphia.