Philadelphia Eagles: NFL Nation Confidential: Franchise player
Maybe it’s because the Eagles were preparing to play the Detroit Lions at the time of the polling, but one player named wide receiver Calvin Johnson. His thinking: Johnson will make any quarterback better.
Otherwise, the Eagles’ voting echoed the national results. Peyton Manning, who finished No. 1 in the NFL Nation survey, was tied for second with Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers in the Eagles' locker room. Tom Brady and Cam Newton also received votes.
But Andrew Luck, a guy the Eagles haven’t faced, was the leading vote-getter with three votes. The players who named Luck cited his youth as a factor. They wanted the next great quarterback to build with. Those who named Manning and Brady said they would want to win right away.
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