Lost in the busyness of the Philadelphia Eagles making seven picks on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft was that the team also traded for San Francisco 49ers speedster Marquise Goodwin. All it cost was the Eagles dropping from No. 190 to No. 210 in the sixth round.
But wait, the deal just got even more favorable for Philly.
According to NJ.com reporter and BGN alumnus Mike Kaye, Goodwin and the Eagles agreed to a restructured contract. The terms of the new deal: $1.35 million over one year with an extra $1 million available through incentives.
Here’s what Goodwin’s contract PREVIOUSLY looked like, via Over The Cap:
So, the Eagles got Goodwin to take a pay cut in exchange for the guarantee he’ll be able to test the market again in 2021.
Goodwin’s new contract terms reflect that he’s no lock to make the final roster. The Eagles currently have 14 wide receivers battling it out for six or seven spots:
Goodwin’s injury history could work against him but he does have a leg up on the young guys when it comes to NFL experience.
Doug Pederson brought up Goodwin along with DeSean Jackson and Greg Ward (no mention of Alshon Jeffery, for what it’s worth) when talking about how the Eagles will need to lean on their veterans to get their young receivers up to speed. Howie Roseman also had the following to say about the 29-year-old:
“Marquise is one of the fastest men in the world. And I mean that when I say that. He’s one of the fastest men in the world. He is so fast. Obviously [Eagles senior offensive assistant] Rich [Scangarello] had the opportunity to be with him [in San Francisco], and so he recommended him to [Eagles vice president of player personnel] Andy [Weidl], coach, and I.”
The last time the Eagles acquired a speedy receiver who last played for the 49ers (Torrey Smith), they won the Super Bowl. Maybe it’ll work out again and Goodwin will be a legitimate deep threat for Carson Wentz? Or maybe the production will match the cost the Eagles paid to get him.
Here’s an overview of Goodwin’s career statistics, via Pro Football Reference: