Fletcher Cox Is NFC Defensive Player Of The Month
One day after Carson Wentz was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week, the Eagles are taking home another award. Fletcher Cox is the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for September, according to an official announcement from the league.
The honor is well-deserved. Cox is off to a very strong start in 2016. The 25-year-old defensive lineman has recorded nine tackles, six hurries, three sacks, and one forced fumble through Philadelphia’s first three games. Cox has simply been too much for opposing offensive linemen to handle, as evidenced below.
A big reason Fletcher Cox was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month: pic.twitter.com/vOvP3OSLmm
— Josh Paunil (@JoshPaunil) September 29, 2016
The Eagles signed Cox to a six-year, $102.6 million contract extension worth $63.3 million guaranteed earlier this year. It’s safe to say he’s lived up to his mega-deal so far. Cox has made a smooth transition from 3-4 defensive end to 4-3 defensive tackle.
Cox is a key contributor on an Eagles defense that has played very well this season. Jim Schwartz’s unit has allowed the least amount of points scored through three games (27).
The Eagles will need Cox to continue to dominate in order to keep going strong after their 3-0 start.
UPDATE: Wentz has earned another award as well. The Eagles’ starting quarterback has been named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.