Record: 6-10, last place in the NFC East
Following a four year stretch of sheer dominance from Andy Reid’s team, the Eagles finally hit a wall in 2005. After losing to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl the year prior, the team was expected to be right back in the thick of things the next season.
Wideout Terrell Owens solidified himself as a fan favorite in 2004, hauling in 77 catches for 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns. And after his heroic performance on a broken ankle in Super Bowl 39, a contract extension seemed like a foregone conclusion for the All Pro receiver.
We all know how this story unfolded.
The organization never handed T.O. the contract he desired, and after quarterback Donovan McNabb blatantly didn’t urge the team to do so, T.O.’s tirade across the Eagles organization began.
From putting on a workout show in his driveway after getting sent home during training camp, to going on record saying the team would be better off with Brett Favre as their quarterback, the distractions from Owens never seemed to end in 2005.
It all culminated with an indefinite suspension for Owens, which in turn led to his release from the team. Along with injuries to key players on both sides of the ball, this season went off the rails pretty quickly and marked the first losing season for Reid since his first year as Philly’s head coach.