The City of Brotherly Love does not always live up to its name if Eagles players aren’t performing to the level they should be. It has been very well documented that Philadelphia Eagles fans are among the most (if not the) passionate fan bases in all of sports. Regardless of play, Philly faithful will always show up to the games and will unapologetically let you know how they truly feel.
For every beloved Philadelphia Eagle…there’s at least three more former players that have suited up for Philly that fans may not be the fondest of. There have been a few fan (un)favorites over the course of Eagles history.
In honor of Mother’s Day, we will take a look at a former Eagle only a mother could love…
After not resigning with the St. Louis Rams, Bradley Fletcher put the pen to the paper and signed with the Birds during 2013’s Free Agency period. Fletcher saw a decrease in playing time since the Rams had just signed Cornerback Cortland Finnegan, and also drafted Janoris Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson. Heading into the year, the signing was thought to be solid.
FWIW Bradley Fletcher gave up 0.52 yards per snap in coverage last year. Lowest of any CBs with at least 250 snaps in coverage #Eagles
— PFF (@PFF) March 13, 2013
Fletcher finished with three picks throughout his first year-tenure as an Eagle. The ensuing season in 2014, Fletcher allowed a league-high 1,072 yards alongside 9 touchdowns, qualifying for 2nd most in the NFL given up in the NFL.
Fletcher’s most infamous moment came against the Dallas Cowboys where he gave up 6 catches for 114 yards and not one, not two…but three touchdowns.
Fletcher was released by the Birds during the off-season. Unfortunately, the internet isn’t exactly the nicest place when it comes to players having bad games or seasons. Fans edited Fletcher’s Wikipedia page to read the following;
— Larry Kroger (@BroiledSports) December 17, 2014
Fletcher retired the following year from the NFL following a two-game stint with Bill Bellichick and the New England Patriots.
Fletcher finished his playing days starting 54 games, forcing four fumbles and snatching eight interceptions. Wherever you are in the world Bradley Fletcher, we appreciate you for your service and efforts in the midnight green regardless of the outcome.
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