To say that the 2020 season has been a disappointment for the Philadelphia Eagles would be a massive understatement. Despite that fact, there have been positives in the city of brotherly love. Alongside the meteoric emergence of Travis Fulgham has been the development of linebacker Alex Singleton.
He may be an unknown to many casual fans, especially given the lack of prime time games for Philadelphia. But anyone watching the Eagles will soon see him stand out. So who is Alex Singleton? The linebacker is a former Canadian Football League star from the Calgary Stampeders.
Singleton went undrafted coming out of Montana State and despite being picked up as an undrafted free agent, he didn’t stick in the NFL. After deciding to make the move to Canada he quickly made himself a star, north of the border, earning the CFL Most Outstanding Defensive after 2017.
Singleton is starring while developing
Since catching on with the Philadelphia Eagles, Singleton has worked hard to develop game and this season has made the most of his opportunities. Injuries to T.J. Edwards then Nate Gerry have seen his playing time increase and he’s outshone all other Eagles linebackers. You can see him making himself known against the 49ers here.
After 15 tackles against the New York Giants, Singleton shone against Cleveland. He made an impressive 11 tackles, one of them for loss but also added a sack and a fumble recovery. It’s no surprise to Brent Monson, his linebackers coach with the Stampeders who said, “Alex is one of those guys where he’s just going to know everything. He’s going to study hard, he’s going to work hard in the gym, he’s going to do every little thing to make sure when he is given the opportunity, he excels.
In a year where things haven’t gone to plan for the Eagles, Singleton is my Under The Radar Star.
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