This has been a day full of surprises. Fletcher Cox takes the hometown discount to come back to the Birds:
Six-time Pro-Bowl DT Fletcher Cox is returning to the Eagles on a one-year, $10 million deal, per sources. Eagles get the “hometown discount” as he turned down more lucrative offers. pic.twitter.com/bEa3yLrJhi
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2023
This move feels like a low risk/medium reward. Everyone knows Fletch’s best days are behind him. But he’s still durable and he got to the QB at a top-10 rate last year:
Only six DTs in the NFL had more sacks than Fletcher Cox last season, per PFF#Eagles
— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) March 15, 2023
If he’s going to help continue to coach up Jordan Davis and the presumed early round talent coming in through the draft while continuing to provide depth which was the name of the defense’s game last year then so be it. He must believe in this defense and Sean Desai if he turned down more money from the Jets according to Mike Garafalo:
Fletcher Cox back to the #Eagles on a one-year, $10 million deal, as @AdamSchefter said. The #Jets were willing to go higher, but Cox wanted to stay in Philly for another season.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2023
Probably still hasn’t forgiven Aaron Rodgers for doing this to him:
Aaron Rodgers: CONFIRMED DUAL THREAT QB#PHIvsGB pic.twitter.com/bEN2zVW2Cn
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 27, 2019
I’m in literal shock! Mostly because our boys at Let’s Go to the Phones, the Worldwide Leader in all things Fletcher Cox, were wrong!
Nothing official but we don’t expect Fletch to be an Eagle next year
— Let’s Go to the Phones (@letsgo2thephone) March 10, 2023
LETS GO TO THE PHONES! WHATTTTTTTTT HAPPPENEDDDDDUHHHHHHHHH!
P.S. Fletch might not be the last one. Darius Slay is up to something:
Might be back lol never kno!!
— Darius Slay (@bigplay24slay) March 15, 2023
— Jennifer Slay💛✨ (@jennwilliams23) March 15, 2023