The Eagles continue to lock up key future pieces, as the team announced they’ve signed cornerback Avonte Maddox to a three-year, $22.5 million contract extension. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the extension includes $13.3 million guaranteed.
The signing comes one day after the Eagles locked down tight end Dallas Goedert to a four-year deal. Maddox, 25, has taken big steps in play this year. Through 10 games, the corner has 48 tackles, four passes defended, one interception, two forced fumbles, and 0.5 sacks.
While Maddox has allowed a 82.1% competition percentage and 76.6 passing rating, he’s given up just 6.0 yards per completion and 4.9 yards per target, both the lowest marks of his career. Maddox currently possesses a solid PFF grade 71.9.
Eagles Provide Stability To Corner Core
Not only is this a smart signing for the Eagles, it was also a necessary one. Steven Nelson is set to become a free agent this season, and the rest of the corner depth, while young, is extremely inexperienced. Having Maddox continue to be in the fold, regardless of where he ends up playing, is crucial for the Eagles’ secondary success down the line.
While Howie Roseman deserves a lot of criticism for his drafting, the 2018 class looks fantastic – In addition to Maddox and Goedert, Josh Sweat and Jordan Mailata also nabbed long term deals. Even Matt Pryor nabbed a draft pick for the Eagles.