Ryan Kerrigan is remaining in the NFC East. The long-time defensive end for the Washington Football Team signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday evening. He made the declaration on his Instagram page, and the franchise later affirmed the news.
Kerrigan tended to Eagles fans in his social media post.
“I know I probably wasn’t your favorite player over the past decade, but @philadelphiaeagles fans I’m fired up to be playing for you guys now! LFG!!!” he wrote.
Kerrigan, a four-time Pro Bowler who went through the first 10 years of his career with Washington, racked up 95.5 sacks more than 156 games with the team. He will step in and quickly bring a veteran presence to Philadelphia.
He presented a goodbye to Washington in a post on Sunday night.
“I’ll never be able to sum up what these past 10 years have meant to me in an Instagram post, but what I can say is that they have been some of the best of my life. I hope you had as much fun watching me as I did playing for you. Thank you, Washington, for everything,” Kerrigan wrote.
Kerrigan, who has had in any event 5.5 sacks each season he has played, will be on a defensive line that highlights Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, and Josh Sweat. His numbers took a dip throughout the last few years, yet that is on the grounds that he played in only 57% of the defensive snaps in 2019, and only 38% in 2020.
The Eagles selected newbie Milton Williams in the 2021 NFL Draft, yet he will probably take a back seat to Kerrigan, who is required to take on a bigger role with the team.