Fletcher Cox Extension with Eagles Sets Market for New Age of NFL Contracts

June 14, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's a good time to be negotiating a new contract in the National Football League.
With league revenue at an all-time high and the salary cap jumping by leaps and bounds every year, players fortunate enough to be re-upping during this bonanza are reaping the rewards.
On Monday, Fletcher Cox became the latest beneficiary, inking a deal that reportedly included a record $63 million in guaranteed money. While Cox is a versatile impact defender in the prime of his career, his deal says as much about the market as it does the man.
It also sets the stage for Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller to get approximately all the money ever.
Adam Schefter of ESPN detailed Cox's pact:
Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Cox's contract also contains a whopping signing bonus:
To the surprise of absolutely no one, Cox was feeling thankful after signing the deal.
It's also no surprise Cox got a big payday. Still only 25, he set career highs with 71 tackles and 9.5 sacks l...

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