The Eagles have announced their agreement with CB Byron Maxwell.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 10, 2015
According to Wilson, Maxwell will make:
- $13.5 million in year one
- $22 million in year two
- $32 million in year three
- $42M million in year four
- $52M in year five
- $11 million in year six
- However, the Eagles are still considered the favorites to sign Maxwell.
- Maxwell will reportedly receive a five-year deal worth around $53 to 54 million from the Eagles that includes $25 million guaranteed, per Braddock
- According to Braddock, the contract came in higher than expected after the two sides continued to talk. Braddock mentions that they were initially discussing a six-year, $63 million contract.
- Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reported earlier in the day that the Eagles were willing to pay Maxwell over $10 million per year to sign with them.
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.”
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.