Saturday, February 20, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons (Gen X Edition)– Part 3

Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Individual Offensive Seasons (Gen X Edition) (Part 3 of a 10 Part Series)

8 Ron Jaworski 1980

Philadelphia Eagles v San Francisco 49ers

It is not mere coincidence that the Eagles made their first Super Bowl appearance in Ron Jaworksi's finest professional season. With star running back Wilbert Montgomery limited due to injury during the season, the Eagles relied more heavily on Jaws' right arm on the way to a 12-4 regular season.

The "Polish Rifle" earned the "Bert Bell NFL Player of the Year Award," the UPI All NFC Team, and his only Pro Bowl appearance for his efforts. In 1980, Jaws registered full season career bests in yards (3,529), touchdowns (27), interceptions (12), and quarterback rating (91.0.)

The loquacious quarterback was an ideal fit for what Coach Dick Vermeil wanted at the time. He was a blue collar worker who was willing to burn the midnight oil with his coach studying game film and mastering the "X's and O's" of the sport. Jaworski and the Eagles parlayed that into an NFC Championship over the hated arch rival Cowboys.

Passing: 257-451, 3,529 Yards, 57.0%, 27 TD, 12 INT, 91.0 QB Rating

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