Why the Eagles Never Used the Fletcher Cox QB Sneak
At the 2022 NFL Combine, Nick Sirianni, the Philadelphia Eagles' head coach, hinted at a version of the quarterback sneak that included Fletcher Cox. Despite being on their minds throughout the regular season, the Eagles never ran the play and didn't make it a priority in the playoffs.
According to Sirianni, Cox would always make sure the play was in the game plan each week. In the Super Bowl, Sirianni admitted he lied to Cox about the play being in, joking, “Yeah, it’s in. It’s in. We’re good.”
The Eagles were great at the quarterback sneak last season, and even more proud of the wrinkles they ran off of it. With Cox now back for the 2023 season, there is still a chance we could see this version of the sneak.
Sirianni's comments explain why the Eagles never used the Fletcher Cox sneak, which was originally reported by NBC Sports Philadelphia.
0. “Eagles News: Nick Sirianni talks about utilizing Fletcher Cox on a QB sneak” Bleeding Green Nation, 19 Mar. 2023, https://www.bleedinggreennation.com/2023/3/19/23647102/eagles-news-nick-sirianni-fletcher-cox-qb-sneak-trick-play-quarterback-nfl-new-heights-podcast-bgn
1. “Eagles' Nick Sirianni Explains Why Eagles Never Used the Fletcher Cox Sneak” NBC 10 Philadelphia, 18 Mar. 2023, https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/eagles-nick-sirianni-explains-why-eagles-never-used-the-fletcher-cox-sneak/3526134/