Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has the full contract details for Fletcher Cox‘s new six-year extension with the Eagles.
- According to Florio, the contract will include a staggering $55.549 fully guaranteed by March of 2017. Cox gets $36.299 million fully guaranteed at signing.
- Cox receives a $26 million signing bonus.
- With his 2016 salary factored in, his contract ends up being worth $110.379 over the course of seven years.
- Florio adds that the structure of this deal makes it virtually impossible for the Eagles to release Cox before the guarantee fully vests.
- According to Schefter, the contract includes $63 million guaranteed, which is the highest guarantee for a non-QB in NFL history.
The Eagles have already confirmed the move via their Twitter account:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 13, 2016
Assuming the reported numbers are accurate, this will put Cox ahead of Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh in terms of guaranteed money.
Cox was the last core player the Eagles had yet to get under contract long-term, most likely due to the size of deal. However, that’s no longer an issue for them as they now have one of the games best defensive lineman under team control through the 2022 season.
Cox, 25, played out his four-year, $10.241 million rookie contract last year before the Eagles elected to pick up his fifth-year option. He was set to make a base salary of $7.799 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Cox appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and recorded 71 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two recoveries and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 defensive end in a 3-4 defense out of 57 qualifying players.