Today in Philly Sports History: Bubby Brister Leads Birds Over Skins, 1993


The Eagles likely weren't hoping that Bubby Brister would end up starting eight games in the 1993 season when they picked him up to back up Randall Cunningham, but with RC riddled with a series of injuries for his last few years in the Green and White, Bubs did indeed spend half the season starting under center. The results were not fantastic, but they were surprisingly decent--Brister went 4-4 with 14 TDs and only five picks in his starts.

Most memorable was possibly a division rivalry game against the Redskins on November 28th. With the Birds losing their last six games after having won their first four, the Skins likely could have eliminated Philly from contention altogether with a win. They looked poised to do just that, with Rich Gannon connecting with Art Monk int he fourth quarter to take a 14-10 lead. But then Brister marched the Eagles down the field, capped with a two-yard TD pass to James Joseph, to seal a 17-14 victory for the team.

The win ended up mattering less than a lot, as the Eagles finished the season 8-8 and missed the playoffs altogether, as the Cowboys won their second Super Bowl in as many years. Brister hung around another season but never won another game for the Birds, going just 0-2 in his pair of 1994 starts. Bubs ended his career on a more positive note, winning two rings with the Broncos while not actually doing much of anything, as back-up to future-Hall of Famer John Elway.

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