Naturally, there was a lot of emotion after news of the passing of 89-year-old Eagles legend Chuck Bednarik. Fans, players, and analysts alike took to social media to remember the icon.
Chuck Bednarik- one of the greatest and nastiest Eagles ever, dead at the age of 89. The Gifford hit and his busted fingers - legendary.— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) March 21, 2015
RIP Chuck Bednarik - the NFL's Butkus before there was Butkus— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) March 21, 2015
Again to emphasize: The Eagles have had no shortage of badass dudes wear the wings and of all of them, Chuck Bednarik is the baddest.— Kyle (@IgglesNest) March 21, 2015
I don't wear many throwback jerseys of players I've never seen play before but I proudly wear my Chuck Bednarik jersey a lot.— John Russo (@Roose_13) March 21, 2015
I hope that one day, there would be a statue outside Lincoln Financial Field in honor of the greatest Eagle icon of all- RIP Chuck Bednarik— Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) March 21, 2015
RIP Chuck Bednarik,— Palmetto Panda (@BeardedBear17) March 21, 2015
You will forever be a Philadelphia Eagle