The lifelong Northern Jersey in Gabriel Peppers could not resist the pinching of the Eagles fans.
The Giants teammate posted two photos on Instagram, choosing the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft DeVonta Smith (Eagles) and Kadarius Toney (Giants). Tony wears an ear-to-ear smile as he holds his Giants T-shirt, while Smith wears headphones and his face is devoid of emotion as he holds the Eagles T-shirt.
“The difference between being made by Giants and Eagles is clear,” Peppers wrote as a caption under three funny emoticons.
Throw another layer on the Giants-Eagles rivalry.
The Giants cut a eight-game streak from the Eagles on November 15, 2020, and Peppers, who was born in Eastern Orange and a former star of the Catholic High School in Paramus, had a redemption in the 27-1
Six weeks later, the Eagles essentially played to lose in Week 17, when a victory would send the giants to the playoffs over Washington. The coaching decision made by the fired Doug Pederson angered Giants coach Joe Judge.
The Eagles annoyed the Giants again in the first round of the NFL Draft, trading from number 12 to number 10 with rival Cowboys to get ahead of the Giants. After Smith went to the Eagles, the Giants spun, traded nine places with the Bears, selected Tony in 20th place and collected an additional selection from 2022 for the first round.
The NFL schedule is scheduled for May 12. If schedule makers pay attention, Giants-Eagles in week 1 is the way to go.