Eagles will have Landon Dickerson vs Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII
By Matt Conner
Philadelphia Eagles lineman Landon Dickerson has an elbow injury but he should be okay to play the Chiefs in time for Super Bowl LVII.
The Super Bowl LVII matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles is shaping up to be a great one with myriad storylines, but one of the most important factors will be the battles in the trenches for two teams with loaded lines.
The Eagles have one of the NFL’s best offensive lines—as do the Chiefs—and much of that is due to the strength along the offensive interior. Not only do the Eagles employ one of the top centers in football in Jason Kelce but they also have a bright young guard on the left side in Landon Dickerson.
During the NFC Championship game featuring the Eagles against the San Francisco 49ers, Dickerson went down with an elbow injury that forced him out of the game for further tests. From there, he’s been cleared of any major structural damage and diagnosed with a hyperextended elbow. Per a report from Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, he should be fine with a brace and is expected to play in Super Bowl LVII.
The Eagles took a chance on Dickerson in the 2021 NFL Draft as a pro-ready prospect coming out of Alabama who would have been a mid-first round pick even as an interior lineman. However, his injury history, and the fact he was coming off of a torn ACL in his final season for the Crimson Tide, knocked him down into the second round. The Eagles grabbed him there and have reaped the rewards ever since. Dickerson was named to his first Pro Bowl in ’22, just his second year in the league.
The report that Dickerson will be good to go for the Super Bowl means the Eagles will be at full strength when trying to hold off Chris Jones and the Kansas City pass rush.