As part of the NFL’s Legend’s Program, the league has assigned former players to announce their respective team’s second-round pick. For the Philadelphia Eagles, former wide receiver and radio color commentary broadcaster Mike Quick will have the dubious honor of doing so for his former team.
Quick, who was drafted 20th overall in the 1982 NFL draft, was actually part of an interesting draft story regarding his arrival to Philadelphia. According to him, the Eagles and then head coach Dick Vermeil had their sights set on a future 1st round bust by the name of Perry Tuttle. With the Eagles picking 20th, the Buffalo Bills leapfrogged ahead of them to scoop up Tuttle and leave Philadelphia scrambling. Sure enough, they would tab Quick as their first round pick. Quick would go on to have a nine-year career with the Eagles and be named to the NFL’s All-Pro team in 1983 and 1985. On the other hand, Tuttle would play just four seasons in the league and collect a staggering 25 catches.
After waxing poetically about his personal draft story, Quick expressed his feelings on announcing his only team’s pick in this weekend’s event.
“It’s hard to find a better day than that day. You work a long time to try to get to that point and it’s a boy’s dream to play as a professional. It’s hard to match it to anything else that I’ve ever dealt with. It’s the best…It’s really something I’m looking forward to, the NFL draft is nothing like it used to be.”
In my opinion, one could not have picked a better alumnus than Quick to represent the Eagles.
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