The team released a statement at that time, stating that they were working through the logistics of the visit and viewed it "not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field achievements, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country".
Not everyone will be meeting with President Donald Trump, however.
The Philadelphia Eagles got their honorary invitation to come visit The White House on June 5 after winning their first Superbowl in franchise history, outscoring the Patriots 41-33 in February. He did not attend the festivities previous year with the Patriots when they made the trip to the White House.
The Philadelphia Eagles have officially been invited to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win. and now the question is - who's gonna show up? Don't matter - if you wanna meet to talk about advancing our communities, changing our countries, I am all for that. I know for a fact there are other guys who have dreamt of this opportunity to go to the White House. "So I'll opt out of the photo opportunity".
Jenkins stood with his right fist raised for most of the past two seasons before the Players Coalition, of which he was a co-founder, reached an agreement with the league to donate to various causes such as criminal justice reform and education. The White House said Thursday that the team's visit would take place June 5.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie seems to agree - in a private meeting with Eagles players, Lurie allegedly called Trump "disastrous". Players, coaches and executives across the league responded by making gestures of unity before Week 3 games; the entire Eagles team locked arms while the "Star-Spangled Banner" played before a September 24 contest against the Giants.