Maclin Tears ACL; Future Like…Totally Screwed Up

photo via rotoask.com

photo via rotoask.com

Jeremy Maclin was a made man. He was set to cash in at the end of this season. I knew it. He knew it. The Eagles knew it.

Now? Well….what he said.

This screws up everything for Maclin. The 25 year old now has a horribly uncertain future after being guaranteed somewhere around four or five years at ten million a year whether in Philly or elsewhere. Now he’ll likely rehab this year, sign a one year “prove it” deal and hope for the best.

What makes all of this interesting is will the Eagles offer Maclin a deal to come back, even at the reasonable price tag he’ll cost?

The gentlemanly elephant in the room is that the Eagles won’t sign the former Missouri receiver unless they have interest in signing him long term at the market value two years from now, which will probably be more costly.

Essentially, having Maclin return for a year while he rehabs from a torn acl and then leave is pointless when you’re a team that’s looking to grow around a younger core of players. So if he comes back to the Eagles next year assume that he’s considered a part of Kelly’s vision—which begs the question:

 

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Posted on July 27, 2013, in Eagles, Posts, Vince Quinn and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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