Eagles get their Super Bowl rings: 'It reminds you we're united forever'

Andrew Kramer
June 15, 2018 - 6:38 am
Members of the Philadelphia Eagles arriving to the team’s rink ceremony.

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SOUTH PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four months after winning the Super Bowl, the wait is over for the Philadelphia Eagles, who got their championship rings Thursday night during a special ceremony in South Philadelphia.

It was invite-only — even media wasn't allowed inside — but as Eagles players like Jalen Mills arrived, they took some time to talk about their excitement.

"Seeing what it took, the adversity we had to fight through to get to the Super Bowl," he said, "and now to get to this moment, it's going to be overwhelming for me."

It's safe to say before he got to see the ring, his expectations were pretty high.

"I hope I can't even wear it for more than five, 10 minutes, it's so big," Mills laughed.

Fletcher Cox was a little more modest.

"I want to be able to wear it and it not be too big," he said, "but I can't wait to put my hands on it. I've been smiling all day since I woke up."

Before the big unveiling, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie ended some of the mystery behind the design of the rings.

"Before the parade, we had a meeting and it was like, 'Maybe we should go the elegant route,' or something like that," he said, "and all the players jumped forward and said, 'No, no, no, the bigger and the blingier the better,' so that's what we did."

For Chris Long, these rings are "icing on the cake."

"Because you don't win it for the ring, you win it for that feeling and immortality," he said. "Even if I didn't get my ring I'd be on top of the world."

But, he, too admitted he couldn't wait to see what it looked like. 

There were even players on hand for this ceremony, like Torrey Smith, who will be playing elsewhere this coming season after winning the Super Bowl with the Birds.

"It reminds you we're united forever, and to be here to celebrate together, I'm excited," he said.