Eagles, 49ers will have Hall of Fame honorary captains for NFC Championship

The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles will have a Hall of Famer from each side to partake in the coin toss at the NFC Championship Game.

A trip to Glendale, Arizona, and Super Bowl LVII is on the line in the NFC Championship between the San Francisco 49ers and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Prior to the game, at the coin toss, a couple of the greats from each franchise will be present. Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice will represent San Francisco, while Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins will be rocking green.

Both men were among the elites at their position during their days as players. Rice, considered by many, was a 3x Super Bowl champion, a Super Bowl MVP, and 13x Pro Bowler, and has the most receiving yards, touchdowns, and receptions by a wide receiver. Meanwhile, Dawkins was a 9X Pro Bowler and was a large part of the Eagles’ berth in Super Bowl XXXIX following the 2004 season.

Brian Dawkins and Jerry Rice will be the honorary captains for the NFC Championship Game.

There is much more at stake than just winning a football game for the 49ers and Eagles. A loss means the season is over, and the offseason starts early. Meanwhile, the winner will receive a hat and T-shirt, symbolizing their status as the champions of the NFC. Additionally, they will have a patch of the Super Bowl imprinted on their jersey as they make their way to Super Bowl LVII.

So how do you look at this game? Well, both sides have elite-level defenses that dominate on the line of scrimmage. Additionally, both sides have stout offensive lines that pave the way for their quarterbacks.

San Francisco has seventh-round sensation Brock Purdy, who is now relevant, as opposed to the draft status and nickname he received last April. Meanwhile, Jalen Hurts leads the birds and has been on a tear this entire season. Both squads have talented running games and receivers, making this an extremely intriguing matchup.

One team is going to win and have a chance to relax and watch the AFC Championship later in the day to see who they face in the Super Bowl. The other will be going home. Who wins?