The Eagles have put their quarterback confusion aside to announce a move in the defensive secondary. The Eagles have officially announced that former Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell will sign a six-year deal with the club. The deal is worth a total of $63 million with $25 million in guaranteed money, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Maxwell was considered one of the best cornerbacks on the market after starting for the Seahawks last season. He will now start for the Eagles and will be in a secondary with at least two new starters. The Eagles still have quite a bit of money to spend, so the team could sign his fellow starting cornerback in the next few days (or hours). The team is rumored to be interested in Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker and Packers cornerback Tramon Williams.
Maxwell has started 17 games in his career and produced 24 pass breakups and six interceptions over the last two seasons.