Eagles WR and soon-to-be free agent Jeremy Maclin reiterated on Monday that he is open to signing a one-year contract after missing the entire 2013 season due to a torn ACL.
“I understand it could be a possibility that [the ACL tear] may scare some teams off, or a team may want to do a one-year deal as opposed to a long-term contract,” Maclin said Monday, via CSN Philly. “That’s the game, that’s the business.”
Maclin, 25, will be interesting free agent to watch given that he clearly has ability despite the obvious concerns that will surround him. His injury will almost certainly limit both the total value and length the offers extended to him, which means he could be a steal of signing depending on how his rehab goes.
Maclin mentioned that his agent has been in contact with the Eagles regarding an extension.
“Both sides have had talks,” Maclin said. “I respect [GM] Howie [Roseman]. I understand this is a business, I understand he has to look out for what’s best for the organization, and that’s what he’s supposed to do. I have all the faith that he’s going to do what’s best for the organization, whether that’s deciding to keep me there or moving in another direction. I’m a realist, I understand that’s a possibility.”
We have Maclin currently listed as the No. 43 player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.