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Coming off the first Super Bowl win in franchise history, the Philadelphia Eagles are not short on confidence.

First-team All-Pro offensive tackle Lane Johnson, who’s under contract with the Eagles for the next four seasons, did his part to fuel what could become the league’s newest rivalry against the back-to-back AFC Champion New England Patriots.

“The Patriot Way is a fear-based organization,” Johnson said on the “Pardon My Take” podcast. “Obviously, do they win? Hell yes, they win. They’ve won for a long time. Do I think people enjoy and can say, ‘I had a lot of fun playing there?’ No, I don’t.”

Johnson played the 2017 season with running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive end Chris Long, two castoffs from the Super Bowl LI-winning Patriots team.

The outspoken offensive lineman doesn’t see himself choosing to blend into what the Patriots demand of their players.

“They’re successful, but when they go to interviews, they act like f—ing robots,” he said. “Hey, stop being a d—head. We can be cordial for a little bit. You only get to do this job one time, so let’s have fun while we’re doing it. Not to be reckless, but I’d much rather have fun and win a Super Bowl than be miserable and win five Super Bowls.”

It’s not the first shot Johnson has taken at the Patriots and five-time Super Bowl-champ Tom Brady, calling the quarterback a “pretty boy” he’d like to dethrone prior to Super Bowl LII.

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WWE’s Mojo Rawley thinks its inevitable that Rob Gronkowski will make the move to professional wrestling once his football-playing days are over.

Rawley, who’s good friends with the New England Patriots tight end, hinted at the possible career change while chatting with TMZ Sports before Super Bowl LII.

“It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when,” Rawley said, before adding, “I don’t know, I can’t speak for him.”

Gronkowski is under contract with the Patriots through 2019, but was noncommittal when asked about returning next season. There have also been rumors that he’s considering retirement to pursue a career in acting.

Coming off a Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in which he caught 9 of 15 targets for 116 yards and two touchdowns, Rob Gronkowski may be weighing a career change.

The oft-injured Patriots tight end is reportedly considering retirement from football in order to pursue an acting career, a source told Bill Burt of the Eagle Tribune. He suffered a concussion in the AFC Championship Game, though returned in time for the Super Bowl, and apparently told friends that his injuries have taken a toll.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sylvester Stallone have told Gronkowski he could make millions as an action star, reports Burt, which is apparently another draw because of his contract.

The four-time first-team All-Pro is due a base salary of $8 million in 2018 and $9 million in 2019 – the final years remaining on his six-year, $54-million extension.

He’ll be 30 when that contract is set to expire.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson wants his team to keep the momentum rolling after winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl.

Speaking at a Wednesday press conference, Pederson shared what he said to his players in order to motivate them to continue their success.

“I told them: ‘Get used to this. This is the new norm in Philadelphia. Playing and hopefully playing into February every year. It’s the new norm, so get used to it,'” Pederson said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk.

Super Bowl LIII, a date Pederson and his charges whope to have on their calendar, is set for Atlanta on Feb. 3, 2019.

Many Philadelphia Eagles fans weren’t happy with Cris Collinsworth’s Super Bowl LII commentary and are looking to ban the NBC analyst from calling future games.

A petition launched on Change.org refers to Collinsworth as “the most biased and horrible commentator ever” and calls on NBC to “discipline him or at the very least keep him to only commentating on Patroit (sp) games who he so very much loves.” As of Wednesday afternoon, it has over 88,000 signatures.

During the Super Bowl, Collinsworth said he was “stunned” after it was ruled that Corey Clement‘s third-quarter touchdown catch would stand for Philadelphia, and also speculated that Zach Ertz‘s late game-winning touchdown would be overturned.

Nick Foles might very well be the most popular man in Philadelphia right now, but even the Super Bowl MVP couldn’t dodge questions about his future following Sunday’s game.

Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles pulled off one of the most thrilling Super Bowl wins in recent memory, Foles fielded questions about his improbable and remarkable accomplishments, and whether he’s considered what his recent efforts mean for his future.

“I’m not perfect. I’m not Superman. Might have just won the Super Bowl, but I still have daily struggles. We all do … Embrace it,” Foles said Monday, according to Mike Jones of USA TODAY.

“I’m not worried about my future … I take pride in wearing the Eagles uniform. … I’m excited for Carson Wentz coming back. I get to work with him. He’s a stud. … I’m just living in the moment. I’m not thinking ahead.”

Foles led the Eagles to three underdog victories throughout the playoffs in place of Wentz, and his recent rise to stardom should make for a very interesting offseason for the Eagles and how they decided to proceed with their backup quarterback.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was named Super Bowl LII MVP after leading his team to a 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots.

Foles completed 28 of 43 passes for 373 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Trey Burton on a trick play.

The veteran quarterback was thrust into the starting role when Carson Wentzsuffered a torn ACL in December, and he went on to outperform even the loftiest of expectations.

Foles has certainly experienced one of the oddest career paths in recent memory. The 29-year-old was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 during his first stint with the Eagles and also tied the NFL record by throwing seven touchdowns in a single game that year. Now, after starting this season as the backup quarterback, he’s the Super Bowl MVP.