Re-Signing Mychal Kendricks Right Move at Right Price for Philadelphia Eagles

August 25, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For the longest time this offseason, it appeared Mychal Kendricks and the Philadelphia Eagles were destined to go their separate ways. The club traded for Kiko Alonso, extended DeMeco Ryans, signed Brad Jones and drafted Jordan Hicks in the third round out of Texas, all while nary a peep was made about Kendricks' expiring contract. There were even rumblings of a possible trade.
Then in typical Chip Kelly fashion, the Eagles head coach and chief personnel executive surprised everyone by turning around and also awarding Kendricks a long-term extension. The new deal is for four years and is worth $29 million total, including $16 million guaranteed, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
And, frankly, that may have been a bargain. Had Kelly waited for Kendricks to reach free agency in 2016, the Eagles might've been priced out on the open market.
Kendricks may be one of the most underrated playmakers in the NFL, a linebacker who is on the cusp of making his first Pro Bowl. The...

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