Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, widely acknowledged as a liberal who stands out in a mostly conservative group of peers, has been critical of Trump, though he has never stated he would refuse to visit the White House. Those who disagreed also had some strong reaction to the possibility of the Eagles going.
However, it isn't yet clear when the team will travel to Washington, D.C., even though Super Bowl winners usually visit the White House sometime in March or April.
Other champions have both gone to the White House and some have declined the invitation entirely.
Meanwhile, the Eagles would be the first team to visit since Trump's attacks on the league during last season.
Mr. Lurie has also made his political leanings known in private league meetings, including last October at N.F.L. headquarters.
The comment came at a meeting where numerous owners, players, and league executives were present to discuss the anthem kneeling and the president's comments about firing players.
However, the president still has a lot of support from the leaders of the National Football League teams with at least eight owners donating to his campaign, including Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft, according to Terence Cullen of the New York Daily News.
"I'm about, you know, creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana or this entire country", he said when asked what his message was for President Donald Trump. Back in September, Trump announced that the Golden State Warriors would not be invivted to the White House after Stephen Curry stated publicly he wouldn't attend.