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All-Pro Eagles DT Fletcher Cox Would Love to Play with Cam Heyward

Eagles All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox would love to play with Steelers defensive tackle Cam Heyward

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Back in 2021, when the Philadelphia Eagles were reportedly thinking about trading All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of the teams in the sweepstakes. That never happened, but Cox did appear on Cam Heyward’s Not Just Football Podcast as a guest during Super Bowl week.

And when the topic of who he would want to play with the most came up, Cox answered the man sitting near him — Heyward himself.

“You. That’s all love,” Cox said. “Just respect that you got for the game, respect that I have for the game. The way that you play the game, the way that I play the game, like we definitely could. That would’ve been nice. We could make some things happen.”

Cox has played his entire career with the Eagles, while Heyward has done the same with the Steelers. Each is an icon in the respective era of their team and has become a stalwart of the era. They are bridges, but playing together would have created one of the more fearsome duos in the entire NFL.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Pittsburgh approached the Eagles about acquiring All-Pro defensive tackle in 2021. And while the deal reportedly would have worked out financially for Pittsburgh, La Canfora says the team was unwilling to part with the draft capital Philadelphia sought.

That year, Heyward was on a tear, but the uncertainty surrounding Stephon Tuitt made a solid defensive line one that should have been even better. Cox could have taken that group from just good to elite, but too many hurdles got in the way of the deal occurring.

If you think about Cox and Heyward in 2021, even though both were older than you would think for a defensive lineman in their prime, they were still two dominant forces. At the time, Cox had made six straight Pro Bowls and would have been the perfect complement to Heyward on the other side.

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Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
February 9, 2024 8:46 am

as a true Steelers fan, having both Fletcher Cox and Cameron Heyward starting the Steelers defense is a great idea but both Fletcher Cox and Cameron Heyward are getting up in age and also getting too expensive and that’s why Steelers Omar Khan drafted NG Keeanu Benton he’s younger, faster, quicker, and cheaper also Omar Khan hopefully can find draft Cameron Heyward’s younger replacement in this N.F.L. draft or at H.B.C.U.

Tom The Bomb
Tom The Bomb
February 9, 2024 9:27 am

This is ancient history, not a timely news story, I’m afraid.

Tim Richard
Tim Richard
February 9, 2024 12:42 pm
Reply to  Tom The Bomb

This is the dawn of the off season of most teams so click baiters are bored & tryna stay relevant.

Leander Sansbury
Leander Sansbury
February 9, 2024 12:27 pm

The worst addition to the Pittsburgh Steelers was Omar Kahn. Sit back and watch how he destroys this team.

Dee
Dee
February 10, 2024 12:36 pm

You mean the guy that just had the best draft the steelers have had in close to ten years. Tell us Bill Parcells why you think he’s so bad?

Just Bob
Just Bob
February 9, 2024 8:03 pm

Fletcher Cox is 33. Cam is 34. Too old?