Eagles Reportedly Willing To Pay CB Byron Maxwell $10M Per Year

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Eagles are willing to free agent CB Byron Maxwell over $10 million per year to sign with them, which would be the top of the market in terms of salary.

  • Yesterday, Getlin reported that the Eagles are “definitely out in front” for Maxwell right now.
  • Charles Robinson confirms that the Eagles are interested in Maxwell, but adds that they may have to choose between him and S Devin McCourty.
  • Robinson added: “I’m not sure they can make the best offer to both.”

This is some of the least surprising news of the legal tampering period given that a number of reports have said that the Eagles were the team to watch for Maxwell.

In fact, Maxwell recently confirmed that he would be interested in playing for the Eagles next year.

Definitely,” he said, via PhillyMag.com. “They run the schemes that I’m talking about – Cover 3 and man press. And they’re committed to winning. Definitely, Philadelphia, if they were to come at me, I would have to consider them.”

Previous reports had said that Maxwell could secure a contract that will pay him around $10 million or so Getlin’s report is right in line with what we’ve been hearing.

Maxwell, 26, has played out his four-year, $2,153,452 rookie contract and will now be an unrestricted free agent next week.

In 2014, Maxwell recorded 39 tackles, two interceptions, a fumble recovery and 12 pass defenses over the course of 13 games. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 45 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.

We have Maxwell listed as the No. 15 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.

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