News just broke that Fletcher Cox has reached an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles and Fletcher Cox agree to 6-year, $103M extension that includes $63M gtd, per sources. Highest guarantee for a non-QB in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 13, 2016
Now these are initial numbers, but they are still big. While the $63 million guaranteed money may be calculated in so many different ways, this is still a mega deal. If anything, it shows that Malik Jackson's deal wasn't enough to slow the defensive tackle's value appreciation that began with Ndamukong Suh.
All this means a big payday for Carolina Panthers defensive tackle, Kawann Short, who is entering the final year of his rookie. Short is coming off a monster year himself, which puts him in the conversation with all of these guys. Kawann won't get short-changed in the end, but these numbers raise more questions if it will be with Carolina. BBR's Bill Voth questioned immediately if a mortgage payment like this would even be a consideration for Panther GM, Dave Gettleman.
We'll be watching the details of this deal closely as they unfold. I can't imagine Short, his agent, and Dave Gettleman won't be either.
By the Professor, aka Tony Dunn
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