T.J. Edwards named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
Following Sunday’s victory over the Carolina Panthers, the NFL named Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards as the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Edwards blocked Joseph Charlton’s punt, which gave the Eagles great field position with under four minutes left in a tight game, sparking the team’s game-winning drive
Philadelphia’s offense struggled for a majority of the game but Jonathan Gannon’s defense kept the team alive, led by star cornerback Darius Slay who had two interceptions. Slay certainly made a case himself to be considered NFC Defensive Player of the Week but Marshon Lattimore won this week’s honors. However, Edwards play simply changed the tide of that game completely, with the Eagles not winning that game without the blocked punt.
T.J. Edwards has 22 tackles and a sack on the year but has made his mark on special teams. Sunday’s blocked punt is his biggest moment this season and arguably his career. This week’s award was Edwards’ first career Player of the Week nomination. One more interesting fact, he is the first Eagle to be named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week since Kenjon Barner in 2017.
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