Instant analysis of Eagles signing Avonte Maddox to a 3-year, $22.5M contract extension

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On Saturday morning, the Eagles announced that slot cornerback Avonte Maddox has signed a three-year contract extension that keeps him in Philadelphia through the 2024 season.

Maddox is playing the best football of his career and thriving in Jonathan Gannon’s defense.

Here’s an instant analysis from the contract.

Howie Roseman isn't that bad of a GM part 2

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Philadelphia’s much-maligned general manager actually didn’t do that bad in 2018 after taking harsh criticism for his selections.

The Eagles were without a first-round pick, drafted Goedert in the second round, Avonte Maddox in the fourth, Josh Sweat in the fourth, and Jordan Mailata in the final round. If not for Matt Pryor’s inability to be consistent, Roseman could have hit on all five picks.

Maddox becoming one of NFL's top young slot cornerbacks

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Drafted in the fourth round of the 2018 draft from the University of Pittsburgh, Maddox has 47 total tackles and has already established career highs in tackles for loss (4) and forced fumbles (2) this season. Maddox also has four passes defended along with one interception, two quarterback hits, and a half-sack.

Maddox set to make $7.5M per season

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A solid cornerback, Maddox will now make $7.5 million per season, making him the 26th highest paid cornerback in the NFL, and a valuable deal for Philadelphia.

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