Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox inked a six-year contract extension worth $103 million on Monday.
Cox’s deal includes $63 million in guaranteed money, which makes his deal the richest ever signed by a non-quarterback in NFL history.
The deal means Cox will unseat offensive lineman Lane Johnson as the highest paid Eagle.
During the off-season, Cox and the Eagles worked on an extension which played a factor in the 25-year-old missing OTAs last month.
However, when June OTAs rolled around, Cox reported for duty to the Eagles and now, he has a brand new deal.
Cox, who tallied 9.5 sacks last season, reached his first Pro Bowl will anchor an Eagles defensive line that will need to be in top shape in the NFC East.
Did the Eagles overdo it? Maybe, but it’s justified. Cox is an ascending player that enters his fifth season in 2016. The move had to be made before it became a bigger distraction.
Now, the pressure squarely falls on Cox to lead the Eagles defense or he’ll face some sizable scorn from Eagles fans.
If they get too upset, he can buy them a cheesesteak or 70 because he’ll certainly have the capital to do so.
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