As part of the annual “My Cause My Cleats” initiative in the NFL, players across the league had a chance to share a message close to their hearts on the field this weekend by sporting custom footwear during Week 13.
The Eagles are no exception. A number of players will be rocking special cleats against the Redskins during Monday Night Football. A lot of them were shared on social media prior to the game.
Quarterback Carson Wentz will be repping his AO1 Foundation.
Wentz’s foundation debuted its food truck, Thy Kingdom Crumb, at the team’s season opener in September.
Joining Wentz and AO1 in support is Stefen Wisniewski.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins' cleats will represent The Players Coalition, an organization he co-founded to help his NFL peers advocate for social-justice issues.
Jenkins will be wearing the cleats on the same day he penned an opinion piece for the Inquirer and Daily News about Philly’s cash bail system. Just before Thanksgiving, he and other Eagles players -- and the Eagles Social Justice Fund -- spent $50,000 to bail out nine locals so they could spend the holiday with family.
Alshon Jeffery is sporting a bright custom pair of cleats in support of Philabundance, an organization that seeks to eradicate hunger.
Nelson Agholor is wearing Dr. Seuss cleats, and no, it’s not just because he’s a huge fan.
Agholor is supporting a Camden-based literacy program he helped launch, according to NJ.com.
“I just want to bring attention to the kids in Camden and the efforts to help those kids read at a higher level, help their graduation rate and help them progress,” he told NJ.com.
Brandon Graham is supporting RISE, the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, with cleats that read “sideline racism.”
And Eagles coaches are supporting the team’s “Eagles Autism Challenge” with these cleats.