Fletcher Cox isn’t going anywhere.
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody, but that hasn’t stopped the rumors leading up to the draft about whether the Philadelphia Eagles would trade their best player to move up and select a potential franchise quarterback.
“Fletcher Cox is going to be on our team. We’re not trading Fletcher Cox,” Eagles vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said while speaking to reporters Monday.
The Pro Bowl defensive lineman didn’t show up to voluntary minicamp, which began Monday. He remains in a seemingly never-ending contract dispute with the team.
“I’m OK with Fletcher Cox not being here,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said. “Do we miss him? Yeah, we miss him. We’d love to have him around. Right now he is hopefully keeping himself in shape and is ready to go.”
The Eagles still have plenty of time to get a deal done. Cox is still under contract for the upcoming season and Philadelphia can franchise tag him twice if need be.
WIP’s Howard Eskin reported last week on NFL Network that Cox turned down an offer worth $60 million guaranteed which would’ve been over the $100 million mark. Cox’s agent, Todd France, however, appeared on WIP’s Mike and Ike Show a day later and called Eskin’s reporting “careless.”
“These things are complicated sometimes and they take time,” Roseman said of getting an extension done.”We want him here for a long time.”
Get ‘er done Howie!