Friday, March 26, 2010

The Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Free Agent Signings—No. 9

Part 2 of 10

No.9 Herschel Walker

When the Minnesota Vikings released Herschel Walker following two lackluster seasons after paying a king's ransom to get him from the Dallas Cowboys, the Eagles swooped in and signed him to a deal in 1992. The team was a contender in need of a featured running back who could take pressure off of quarterback Randall Cunningham.

Walker paid immediate dividends leading the team in rushing and overall yards from scrimmage to help the team to a 11-5 record that season. Overall, he rushed for 1,070 yards, accumulated 1,348 yards from scrimmage and scored 10 touchdowns.

His rushing totals dropped off over the next two seasons; however, he played a much larger role in the passing game. In his three seasons in an Eagles uniform, Walker accounted for 3732 yards from scrimmage. Additionally, he set a record in 1994 by being the first player to record gains of 90 yards or more three different ways— rushing, receiving, and returning.

No comments:

Post a Comment