At 31 and entering his 10th season, Herremans has the ability to play at a high level at both guard and tackle. His 116 career starts ranks sixth in Eagles history for an offensive lineman and those numbers are sure to rise even higher when the 2014 regular season begins.
Now that the Eagles have started to flourish under coach Chip Kelly, Herremans is anxious to take another step forward.
“A lot of fans and people around the city were happy and excited how last year went, and almost content with making the playoffs,” Herremans told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “But I don’t think anyone on the roster was really satisfied with that. I think everyone on the roster was like, 'What’s the point of making the playoffs if you’re out in the first round.'”
Herremans and Trent Cole are the two longest-tenured Eagles, each entering their 10th season. By the end of last season, Herremans had been part of an offensive line which helped block for LeSean McCoy on his way to a franchise-record 1,607 yards.
In addition, the Eagles set a team record with 442 points scored and 6,676 total net yards.
It was that playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints which still stings.
“I think everybody had a lot of fun last year,” Herremans told the Wilmington News Journal. “The way it ended left a bad taste in our mouths. But I'm here working out every day, and there are a lot of other guys doing that, too, and we're all excited about getting started again.”