Eagles Fans Got Pumped up About Dante Fowler After He Posted the Wrong Emoji on Twitter

Dante Fowler faked out Eagles fans across the country
Dante Fowler faked out Eagles fans across the country

Former Los Angeles Rams pass rusher Dante Fowler has finally made his free agency decision, and one of the many fanbases that he spurned is particularly disappointed.

Right as Ian Rapoport reported that he agreed to a three-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, Fowler tweeted out "56Birdz" with an eagle emoji, which led many Philadelphia Eagles fans to believe he was coming to join Doug Pederson and company.

However, this was nothing more than a poor choice of emojis, and Fowler will head down to some more familiar surroundings in Atlanta.

Naturally, Philly took the confusion well.

Fowler, who was drafted third overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2015 and struggled with inconsistency before his 2018 trade, had a career year in his first full season under Wade Phillips in Los Angeles. Fowler picked up 11.5 sacks while swatting away six passes and forcing two fumbles.

In Atlanta, Fowler will reunite with Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who served as the team's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach in 2011 and 2012 before leaving for the Seattle Seahawks (also an entirely different bird).

The Eagles, who already had a pretty solid pass rush, would have been straight up unfair with the addition of Fowler, but he's opted for a different avian NFC team with a hole at defensive end instead.