The Eagles have done an excellent job in taking care of their own this offseason, in a marked contrast to their approach in 2011.
DeSean Jackson’s deal was completed before he had time to sign his franchise tender. Evan Mathis was handsomely rewarded for his excellent play in 2011 with a nice 5-year deal. Todd Herremans and Trent Cole received extensions friendly to their wallets and the team’s cap.
But one high-profile deal remains to be done: A reworking of the contract for Pro Bowl RB LeSean McCoy after his record-breaking 2011 season.
At present, McCoy is slated to make $600,000 in 2012, the last year of his rookie contract. That amount is an obscene underpayment for the level of talent and play the team has consistently seen from McCoy,one of a very few consistent bright spots in the 2011 season for the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s time to pay LeSean McCoy. Everyone is in agreement about this fact. Hopefully, it won’t get nearly as ugly as it did with DeSean Jackson. And there’s ...