Eagles RT Lane Johnson named Best Offensive Lineman of 2022 by Pro Football Focus
For the past two seasons, the Eagles have had one of the best offensive line units in the NFL.
With a blend of savvy veterans and budding star, led by coach Jeff Stoutland, Philly’s offensive line is a force to be reckoned with. Though Jason Kelce is the face of the Eagles front, Lane Johnson might be the most valuable piece. He was named a first-team All-Pro after another fantastic season.
Pro Football Focus recently dropped their 2022 PFF Awards and Johnson was named their Best Offensive Lineman of the year.
PFF on why the Eagles RT is the best in the business
The last time Lane Johnson gave up a sack, Donald Trump was still president and the U.K. still had a queen, not a king. He allowed nine total pressures this season across 551 pass-blocking snaps despite having one of the hardest roles in the league in terms of schematic help.
Johnson is the gold standard for pass blocking, particularly at right tackle, and his absence for the final two games of the regular season made a notable difference for the Eagles’ offense.
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Along with taking home PFF’s best lineman award, Johnson also won best pass blocker. PFF’s reasoning:
Lane Johnson allowed nine pressures in 15 games, none of which were sacks or knockdowns of his quarterback. He had 10 games of allowing no pressure in pass protection despite playing in an offense that leaves him on an island as much as any player in the NFL.
Johnson was also blocking for a quarterback who averaged 2.57 seconds per pass attempt, meaning he was doing so for far longer than some other players across the league on average.
It’s refreshing to see Johnson finally get the recognition he deserves. For years, the Eagles right tackle has often been overlooked.
To date, Johnson has earned four Pro Bowl nods and two first-team All-Pro nominations. He’s one of the best lineman in Eagles history. Scratch that – he’s one of the best offensive line in NFL history.
He should be inducted into Canton one day.
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