Fletcher Cox still does not like the 49ers and that was much evident after they lost Super Bowl LVIII to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles and 49ers, well, there’s no love lost there. Philadelphia won in last year’s NFC Championship game but San Francisco won in dominant fashion during the regular season a few months ago.
However, Cox still has something Deebo Samuel does not: a Super Bowl ring. He let him know on his Instagram story.
The Eagles won Super Bowl LII in 2017-18 where Cox was a key cog to the team that defeated the New England Patriots. Philadelphia would lose to the Chiefs last season 38-35.
Samuel and the 49ers have now lost to the Chiefs twice in the Super Bowl. If San Francisco and Philadelphia meet again in 2024, perhaps Cox and Samuel will have more words.
Samuel and the rest of the 49ers were adamant about missing Brock Purdy in last year’s championship game. However, Cox and the Eagles weren’t having it.
But, San Francisco dominated in Philadelphia earlier this year. That gave them the upper hand going into the postseason.
However, both fell victim to the Chiefs in Super Bowls. For now, everyone might want to turn their attention to stopping Kansas City. That’s now three titles for Patrick Mahomes and company since he took over as a starter over the last six seasons.
If Cox returns to the Eagles, he’ll circle any game against the 49ers, that much is for sure. Samuel dealt with injuries during the Big Game Sunday.
With 8:11 in the third quarter, Evan Washburn of CBS updated fans on Samuel’s status after he entered the blue medical tent on the sideline.
“Left hamstring for Deebo Samuel. He’s listed as questionable. Out of the blue tent now here with the athletic training staff on the sideline trying to work through this. Doing some light jogging. Obviously seeing some discomfort but as you mentioned, banged up throughout this season. And even throughout this game. We’ll keep you posted,” Washburn said on the CBS television broadcast.
Luckily for San Francisco fans, Samuel came back in the game a few minutes later in the third quarter. Whatever problems he had with his hamstring, he managed to get those worked out. He even showed some speed down the right sideline on a deep throw, but it was incomplete.
He finished out the game and left the field with a lead. But they had to watch Mahomes drive Kansas City down the field for the win.