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1984 Philadelphia Eagles season

1984 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head coach Marion Campbell
Home field
Results
Record 6–9–1
Division place 5th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1983      1985 >

The 1984 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 52nd in the league. The team improved upon their previous output of 5–11, winning six games.[1] Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third straight season.

Whatever outside chance the Birds had to make the playoffs was sunk on November 25 at St. Louis, when starting quarterback Ron Jaworski suffered a broken leg and missed the remainder of the season. It was the most serious injury the "Polish Rifle" ever suffered in his long career. Joe Pisarcik took over under center for the final three-plus games.

Offseason

Draft

The 1984 NFL Draft was held May 1–2, 1984. It was 12 rounds held over 2 days and televised by ESPN in great detail. A month later with the folding of the USFL there would be a draft for players that no NFL team had the rights to.

College Draft

While the Eagles finished the 1983 NFL season with a record of 5–11 and in fourth place in the NFC East Division they would always get the 4th pick in the 12 rounds of the draft. Only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Oilers at 2–12 and the New York Giants at 3–13 would have a worse record. It would be one of the most power balanced years.

The New England Patriots (from Tampa Bay through Cincinnati) had the first draft pick. They selected Irving Fryar a Wide Receiver from the University of Nebraska. As was practiced during the last couple years teams would try and sign players to contracts before they drafted them. Once a team agreed with a player the next team in line could now do the same.

Player Selections

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School
1 4 Kenny Jackson Wide Receiver Penn State
2 32 Pick Traded to Atlanta Falcons
3 60 Rusty Russell Tackle South Carolina
4 88 Evan Cooper Defensive Back Michigan
5 116 Andre Hardy Running Back St. Mary's (CA)
6 144 Scott Raridon Tackle Nebraska
7 172 Joe Hayes Running Back Central State (OK)
8 200 Manny Matsakis Kicker Capital
9 228 Pick Traded to Cleveland Browns
10 256 John Thomas Defensive Back Texas Christian
11 284 John Robertson Tackle East Carolina
12 312 Paul McFadden Kicker Youngstown State

USFL and CFL Players Draft

This is known as the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft of USFL and CFL Players. This draft was held June 5th 1984. These were players that were not drafted by an NFL team. In an attempt to head off a bidding war in its own ranks for USFL and CFL players. NFL teams chose 84 players from 224 available during the three-round selection meeting. Many of the big name USFL players were ineligible for the draft because their rights were already owned by NFL clubs. Still 3 of the first 4 players selected would become NFL Hall Of Famers. These players signed with the USFL before the NFL could draft them. Some teams took a chance and drafted players still so they had their NFL rights, The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League, suspecting that the USFL was not going to last, acquired Walker's NFL rights by drafting him in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Selections

= Pro Bowler [2] = Hall of Famer
Round Pick Player Position School USFL / CFL Team
1 4 Reggie White Defensive End University of Tennessee Memphis Showboats
2 32 Daryl Goodlow Linebacker Arizona Oklahoma Outlaws
3 60 Thomas Carter Linebacker San Diego State Oakland Invaders

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 at New York Giants L 28–27
71,520
2 September 9, 1984 Minnesota Vikings W 19–17
55,942
3 September 16, 1984 at Dallas Cowboys L 23–17
64,521
4 September 23, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 21–9
62,771
5 September 30, 1984 at Washington Redskins L 20–0
53,064
6 October 7, 1984 at Buffalo Bills W 27–17
37,555
7 October 14, 1984 Indianapolis Colts W 16–7
50,277
8 October 21, 1984 New York Giants W 24–10
64,677
9 October 28, 1984 St. Louis Cardinals L 34–14
54,310
10 November 4, 1984 at Detroit Lions T 23–23
59,141
11 November 11, 1984 at Miami Dolphins L 24–23
70,227
12 November 18, 1984 Washington Redskins W 16–10
63,117
13 November 25, 1984 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–16
39,858
14 December 2, 1984 Dallas Cowboys L 26–10
66,322
15 December 9, 1984 New England Patriots W 27–17
41,581
16 December 16, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons L 26–10
15,582

Standings

Awards and honors

  • Mike Quick, 1984 Pro Bowl selection

References

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