The Eagles will have a guest speaker address the team on Saturday morning: Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson, who was Favre’s teammate and backup quarterback in Green Bay, invited Favre to the Eagles’ team meeting.
“I know Brett’s going to be here, he’s got some obligations to do this week,” Pederson said. “He and I stay in touch. We’re great friends. We were teammates together for eight years in Green Bay. I figured since he’s going to be in town, just ask him. It’s really not Saturday night, it’s Saturday morning at the team meeting. So he’s just going to stop by the hotel and visit with the guys Saturday morning.”
Favre, who won Super Bowl XXXI with Pederson, retired in 2010. He was Carson Wentz’s favorite player and his presence will resonate among the players on the Eagles.
“He’s one of the greatest to ever play in the game,” quarterback Nick Foles said. “Just his style of play, his toughness. He’s a true gunslinger. Rocket arm, can throw it from any which angle off his back foot. He can throw it anywhere he wants. And he’s been there, he’s won the big games. Played a lot, a lot of football. Any time you have the opportunity to listen to someone like him speak, it’s huge. I’m excited to listen to the wisdom and knowledge he gives us.”
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