July 10, 2018
Watching NFL free agency take its toll on a Super Bowl winning team isn't always pleasant.
The Philadelphia Eagles lost some key contributors from last year's championship roster — Patrick Robinson, LeGarrette Blount, Vinny Curry, Trey Burton and yes, Beau Allen.
Nearly every dimension of the Eagles' 2017-18 season was worthy of high praise, but most football fans acknowledge that the team's pass rush was its most formidable asset. Allen didn't get a ton of playing time at defensive tackle over his four years with the Eagles, notching just 53 tackles and two sacks here before bolting to Tampa Bay this offseason.
In the locker room and among fans, there was a certain mythical dimension to the 327-lb. Minnesotan. There was his ridiculous Bumble profile, in which he appeared dressed as an elephant. There was his media week interview before the Super Bowl, in which Jason Kelce roasted him for being from Minnesota.
And then there was the heartfelt goodbye he posted on Instagram after signing with the Bucs.
There's only one thing to do with people like this in Philadelphia.
I might pay someone to put up a mural of @Beau_Allen in Philly.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 8, 2018
Yes, Chris Long donated his entire 2017 salary to support educational causes. If he wants to buy a Beau Allen mural in Philly, he should be able to do that without criticism.
Long got some quick takers.
Pay off my student loan debt and the side of my house is all yours pic.twitter.com/iKerV9CfnH— Buddy Visack (@buddy2st) July 8, 2018
I do murals. Let me know. Will trade for Eagles tix.— McSantaClaus (@McSantaClaus1) July 8, 2018
And what does Beau Allen think about this?
ok— Beau Allen (@Beau_Allen) July 8, 2018
This city has more than 4,000 murals. Let's give Allen the immortality he deserves, just like that raccoon eating a soft pretzel.