If Jeremy Maclin views his worth as more than that of Packers receiver Randall Cobb, the Eagles may be looking at an eight-figure annual salary for the former first round pick. Cobb may be targeting $9 million annually, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
Cobb and Maclin are just two of the high profile receivers set to hit the market in March. Dez Bryant, Demaryius Thomas and Torrey Smith will also be among those looking to get rich off their previous work. Still, Maclin's contract will likely fit somewhere in between Thomas and Bryant's deals and Smith and Cobb's money. That's why it's notable that Cobb wants $9 million per year.
Both Cobb and Maclin are coming off the first 1,000-yard seasons of their careers. Maclin finished with 85 catches for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Cobb secured 91 grabs for 1,271 yards and 12 touchdowns. Cobb also offers value in the passing game. Maclin has played one more year than Cobb, but has been with the Eagles for six total seasons, so it will interesting to see how their deals differ.
Keep in mind, this is only a rumor and there is still a month to go before free agency kicks off. Both players could easily sign with their current teams before the start of free agency and set the market.