The 1969Philadelphia Eagles season was their 37th in the league. They improved on their previous output of 2–12, winning four games. Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.
The 1969 National Football League Draft was part of the Common Draft, the third and final year in which the NFL and American Football League (AFL) held a joint draft of college players. The draft took place on January 28–29, 1969. The Philadelphia Eagles would alternate with the Atlanta Falcons in picking 2nd and 3rd in the 17 rounds.
The draft began with first overall pick of O. J. Simpson, the Heisman-Trophy winning running back from USC, by the American Football League's Buffalo Bills. In a 14 game season the Eagles would have no wins until Nov 28th in week 12 when they defeated the Detroit Lions (4–8–2) in Detroit 12–0, and on Dec 8th in week 13 the New Orleans Saints (4–9–1) in Philadelphia 29–17. This gave the Eagles a better record than the Buffalo Bills (1–12–1) by half a game, and equaled the record of the Atlanta Falcons (2–12) who would win the coin flip for the rights to the second pick in the draft, George Kunz OT from Notre Dame. Future Hall of Famer "Mean" Joe Greene DT from North Texas would go as a 4th pick, by the Pittsburgh Steelers (2–11–1).