Former Wisconsin Badgers and current Philadelphia Eagles linebacker T.J. Edwards is undoubtably having his best season as a pro. He recorded a career-high 159 tackles, playing in all 17 regular-season games. His outstanding season isn’t going unnoticed, as he received 23 All-Pro votes, including three first-team votes.
Former Badgers Standout T.J. Edwards Earns 23 All-Pro Votes
T.J. Edwards had a successful career at Wisconsin. After a redshirt year in 2014, he was named to the FWAA Freshman All-American team in 2015. In 2017, Edwards earned first-team All-American honors and was named the MVP of the Cotton Bowl. In 2017 and 2018, he was also named to the All-Big Ten first-team.
Unfortunately, Edwards went undrafted in 2019. However, the Philadelphia Eagles picked him up post-draft, which turned out to be a wise move.
The former Badgers linebacker has increased his production during each of his four NFL seasons. As a rookie, Edward played in all 16 games, but only recorded 30 tackles. The next season, despite only playing in 12 games, he recorded 70. In 2021, he finally eclipsed the 100 tackle mark with 130. During the 2022 regular season, he made a career and team high 159 tackles, which placed him seventh in the league.
In his career, Edwards has recorded 389 tackles, two interceptions, and five sacks.
Edwards and the Eagles finished the 2022 season with a 14-3 record, which was good enough to earn them the No. 1 seed in the NFC. They will play the lowest advancing seed next week in the divisional round of the playoffs, which could be the Buccaneers, Giants, or Cowboys.
It’s been quite the journey for the former Badgers standout. Who would have thought T.J Edwards would go from an undrafted rookie to the leading tackler on one of the best teams in the NFL?