Philadelphia Eagles sign Byron Maxwell (six years, $63 million)
Byron Maxwell is another good player who simply got paid too much. He has been a solid piece of the NFL’s best secondary for the past two seasons, but he’s not worth anything near the $25 million in guaranteed money the Eagles gave him.
At 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds, Maxwell is a big, strong corner who can match up with any receiver in the NFL at the line of scrimmage and has decent speed on top of that. I like Maxwell, he’s going to be a nice starting cornerback. Having said that, there is zero sanity in Philadelphia giving him that much guaranteed money.
Along with another move made by Chip Kelly (keep reading) this made zero sense for an Eagles team that needs much more than just another cornerback added to its terrible defense. Seattle will miss Maxwell, but not at the price Philadelphia paid him.
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