Philadelphia Eagles: Terrell Owens, Brian Dawkins forever linked after Hall of Fame


The Philadelphia Eagles were fortunate enough to see two former players in Terrell Owens and Brian Dawkins inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend.

Once again, Philadelphia Eagles fans proved this weekend they’re one of the best at traveling to support their beloved team after seeing the turnout in Canton, Ohio for the induction of this year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class, which included both Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens.

While most of the fans in attendance were there to support Dawkins since he’s always been one of the most popular players in franchise history, there were some Eagles fans that wished Owens was there as well instead of Chattanooga.

Whether they want to admit it or not, Philadelphia fans will always wonder what could have been when it came to Owens when looking at the impact he made during that epic 2004 season. For years, the Eagles were always considered one of the top teams in the NFL with Dawkins leading the way on defense, but finding an elite receiver for Donovan McNabb to rely on was a different story.

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Despite three trips to the NFC Championship prior to the arrival of Owens, Philadelphia always came up short in the big game when needed the most after losing each of those three contests. And even though Owens was injured during the team’s postseason run, seeing him overcome the unthinkable by playing in the 2005 Super Bowl while catching nine passes for 122 yards was amazing to witness.

Losing to the Patriots the way they did was a crushing blow for the Eagles, but one of the positive factors as a result was the team seemed like it would be in the proper shape to be a serious contender for years to come.

As everyone knows, that was far from the case after things quickly went downhill for Owens and Philadelphia the following season after the wideout wanted his contract restructured. Eventually, Owens would end up being suspended before deactivation, leaving a void at receiver once again.

One can only imagine how many Super Bowls Philadelphia would have ended up winning if Owens stuck around longer with the Eagles, but at least the wideout will forever be connected with Dawkins thanks to this past weekend.

For obvious reasons, some Eagles fans are still frustrated over Owens acting the way he did back in 2005, but at the end of the day, the talent he brought to the table was undeniable.

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Dawkins and Owens may have played less than two years together, but the two will now share the sacred bond of being part of the same 2018 Hall of Fame class in Canton, and nothing can ever take that away, no matter what took place in the past.