“I don’t want to say Drew Rosenhaus overplayed his hand because I don’t necessarily think he did,” Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez said on the Joe Rose Show. “What may have to happen here though is if he’s willing to agree to a contract where Evan gets paid on performance-based incentives and Evan can make money back that will get him above that $5.5 million threshold that he wanted with the Philadelphia Eagles.”
Mathis agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has said previously that his client had been contacted by 10 teams with “bona fide interest” since the Eagles elected to release him a few weeks ago.
“One of the things that I’ve assured the teams that are interested in Evan is that I’m simply not going to identify who they are and talk about them because they have a set roster at this point,” said Rosenhaus, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “But there are 10 teams that have expressed bona fide interest in signing Evan.”
However, there really hasn’t been any reported progress towards an agreement. In fact, there have even been reports of specific teams with serious interest Mathis since he became available.
Mathis, 33, is by far the best available free agent offensive lineman and should have a decent market for his services.
For what it’s worth, the Bills, Dolphins, Seahawks, Chiefs, Rams and Patriots have all come up as potential options for Mathis.
Last year, Mathis appeared in nine games for the Eagles after he dealt with an MCL injury. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 2 guard out of 78 qualifying players.