Evan Mathis all dressed up for his big day with the media. Image via CSNPhilly
Newly re-signed OG Evan Mathis spoke yesterday for the first time about his new $25.5 million/5 year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mathis revealed that he and GM Howie Roseman agreed that Mathis would test the waters of free agency in order to figure out a pricetag to place on the self-described journeyman. So, thanks for that, Baltimore.
Though Mathis was complimentary of the Ravens organization, he simply found it too difficult to leave the comforts of Philadelphia, now his home, the talents of his teammate, and of course, offensive line coach Howard Mudd.
“I knew the family atmosphere, the talent on the team, the talent on the coaching staff and the front office, and the direction the organization was headed. I knew exactly what was here.”
Mathis also liked the Eagles’ to hang on to and take care of proven talent like fellow 0-lineman Todd Herremans, DE Trent Cole, and WR DeSean Jackson.