Philadelphia Eagles rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis is doing his best to “connect” with his new teammates. Connecting is one of the themes for the 2022 campaign — and no one on the roster is immune from it, from legendary 12-year veterans to wet-behind-the-ears newcomers.
Jason Kelce talked about connecting being the most important quality in building chemistry within a locker room. Connect – sometimes bundled with trust — is one of head coach Nick Sirianni’s five core principles. Davis — the No. 13 overall pick out of Georgia — used the word to describe this year’s Eagles team in a recent article for The Players Tribune:
If there’s one word I would use to describe this year’s Eagles team, it would be that we’re connected. I think it’s hard for organizations to have that in this league, but we really are going out there to compete with and FOR each other. It’s a job, but at the same time it feels like a real brotherhood.
Then, Davis poured it on his thick for Eagles fans. He wouldn’t want to play anywhere else in the world and put the Philly faithful right up there with Georgia fans:
We understand what the goal here is, and we know that Eagles fans are ready to get back to the promised land. I already love those people. I think I’m really spoiled, to get to play for the best fans by far in college football and then the best fans by far in the NFL. And I’m excited to show what I can do.
— Jordan Davis (@jordanxdavis99) September 16, 2022
Adding to that, Davis touched on some prized qualities he’s seen from his teammates. He referred to Jalen Hurts’ leadership as “inspiring” and marveled at his speed. Davis also called out DeVonta Smith’s ability to break 40 yards down the field in the “blink” of an eye: “that dude is insane in person.”
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