There’s no question that the Chiefs will need to address the receiver position in the coming months, especially now that they’ve parted ways with Donnie Avery and A.J. Jenkins. On top of that, Dwayne Bowe could end up being a cap causality.
Maclin said a few weeks ago that he wants to be back with the Eagles for the 2015 season, but he’s aware of how this process works.
“Yeah, I’ve always said that, but at the same time, man, you got to understand what’s going on,” Maclin said Friday, via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
“I’m excited about what the future holds,” Maclin said. “Once again, both sides have made it known what we want to do. I think it will take care of itself.”
There is a chance that the Eagles could opt to use their franchise tag on him to prevent him from fielding offers from prospective teams.
McLane believes Maclin is likely looking for a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $50 million, which includes close to $20 million guaranteed.
If the Eagles were to use their franchise tag on Maclin, they’re looking at a one-year salary of close to $12 million.
Maclin, 26, missed the entire 2013 season after he suffered a torn ACL. The Eagles later signed him to a one-year contract worth $5.5 million, even though they were reportedly interested in giving him a multi-year agreement.
In 2014, he caught 85 passes for 1,318 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns over the course of 16 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 14 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.
We have Maclin currently listed as the No. 12 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.