Brett Toth signs with Eagles

ESPN reported that former Army offensive tackle Brett Toth was granted a military waiver to sign a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He became the second military academy athlete to sign with an NFL team since President Donald Trump‘s change of policy. I asked head coach Jeff Monken for his reaction to Toth getting signed.

Monken: “I was thrilled for him. It’s a great opportunity for Brett. I certainly have a great source of pride for our program. For our academy. For the United States Army. To have a guy represent all three of those organizations. We’re all one organization. Each of those represented individually as well with what he does and just this opportunity to play at an elite level. Those are the best football players in the world. They’re the best football players on the face of this planet and he gets to go and play with them and be one of those guys. I think he’ll do a great job for them. He’s tremendously talented. He’s a hard worker. He’s tough. I’m really excited for him.”

Offensive lineman/former teammate Peyton Reeder: “I was excited. We heard about it a couple days before. I was really close with Brett when he was here and I think he’s going to do great things. I think his athletic ability is unmatched.” Reeder added, “It’s every little boy’s dream to be able to play in the NFL.”

Offensive coordinator/O-line coach Brent Davis: “Last year we couldn’t really replace Brett Toth. Only once in a career here do you get an offensive lineman like Brett Toth.”

After graduating in 2018 with a degree in nuclear engineering, Toth fulfilled his first year of military service as a second lieutenant. He turned heads as the first player from West Point to represent his Army in the Senior Bowl.

According to USA Today, Toth stands a good chance at making the Eagles 53-man roster. Glenn Erby writes, “Toth won’t have a guaranteed spot on the roster, but it’s hard to see the Eagles going through the whole waiver process, just to cut him in two weeks.”

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