Wes Byrum needs to get drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles, so long as there's an NFL Draft. He won the Auburn Tigers a national championship - rare air for a college kicker.
The Eagles fans were watching last night thinking, "why couldn't our kicker do that?" Sure, Akers is 82% on field goals throughout his career. But this Eagles team was supposed to go to the Super Bowl. Michael Vick was a hero all season. MVP. Comeback player of the year, sure, maybe. Goat? Nope - he personally accounted for 12 of their 16 points. The goat? Come on down David Akers - had he made the 34- or the 41-yard FG, they'd have been in a little better spot. They could have attempted a FG late to win it. Just saying.
Sure, Akers has been great for the organization. He's been an Eagle for a long time - 188 of his 189 career games are with the Eagles (1 as a Redskin in 1998). Your time has come and gone. Ask Jeff Reed out in Pittsburgh.
Wes Byrum needs to be in an Eagles uniform. New blood!