By Turron Davenport
Before he was traded to the Saints in August, long snapper Jon Dorenbos was the longest-tenured Eagles player, having spent 11 years with the team. The fact that he was one of the most popular players on the team despite being a long snapper is a testament to how likable Dorenbos is.
His story was documented nationally as he made a run through the show “America’s Got Talent” with his magic act. It’s a story that was told many times by the local media before the show.
Things took a turn for the worse when Dorenbos failed a physical because it revealed an aortic aneurysm that required immediate surgery. Being traded was a tough ordeal, but it saved his life.
Now things have come full circle for the retired Dorenbos. Of course, he would have loved to be on the field with his teammates, but Dorenbos was able to experience the next best thing.
“Had I played, I’d die. If you can’t play in it, this is the next best way to enjoy it,” Dorenbos told the New Orleans News Advocate. “Mr. Lurie called me and said he wants me to be a part of it, said I was here a long time and he said, ‘We’re going to win this, and you’re going to get a...