Giants Legend Michael Strahan Takes Shot at Eagles

Michael Strahan, Jon Runyan

Getty Michael Strahan holds up a custom Eagles jersey, given to him by Jon Runyan, during a 2019 "Good Morning, America" appearance.

Michael Strahan retired in 2007 with 21.5 of his 141.5 career sacks coming versus the Philadelphia Eagles. It was the most for the New York Giants legend against any one opponent, marked by epic battles with legendary right tackle Jon Runyan.

Those gaudy numbers were helped out due to the familiarity factor. The Eagles and Giants played twice a year in the NFC East which amounted to 28 regular-season matchups during Strahan’s 15-year career. The Hall of Famer often jokes about how much he loved competing against the Eagles and hearing hearty boos from the Philly faithful whether on the road or at home.

And Strahan expects hear a few more jeers when he gets his No. 92 jersey retired at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. There are bound to be a slew of Philly fans making the short trek up the New Jersey Turnpike to cheer on the Eagles.

Seeing Strahan there should spark nostalgia, something the seven-time Pro Bowler is looking forward to. Strahan wouldn’t mind if the ceremony was held in Philadelphia, adding the Eagles were “always good for a few sacks a game.”

“They can retire my jersey, the Giants could do it in Philly, that wouldn’t bother me,” said Strahan, via Ryan Morik of Yahoo! Sports. “If there are Eagles fans there booing, that’s what I want them to do, because if they’re not booing, that means I wasn’t very good at my job. If they boo, it’s an honor for me that they’re booing. I’ll take it as that. I always loved playing the Philadelphia Eagles. They were always good for a few sacks a game.”

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