It is very apparent that the Philadelphia Eagles are getting a jump start on securing the team’s future. Vinny Curry’s new 5yr/$47.25 million dollar deal is the 3rd such future investment in the last week for midnight green. Lane Johnson received a 5yr/$56.2 mil extension, as well as Zach Ertz who signed a deal that will net him $42.5 mil over the next half decade. The franchise will also look to lock down breakout star defensive end Fletcher Cox for the foreseeable future as well.
These moves are sure to become a theme and breathe confidence into a fan base that saw its’ team gutted and stripped of most of play makers over the past 3 seasons under Coach Chip Kelly. The dismissals of DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and LeSean McCoy left a bad taste in the collective mouths of a fan base starving for a parade down Broad St. but now consistency is key for the franchise as it looks to move forward under first year coach Doug Pederson.
A change in philosophy was just what the doctor ordered. Gone, are the days of shipping out players who produce, because of the belief in system over talent. The birds front office sees the potential in the talent they have and are doing everything in their power to keep them in the nest.