Philadelphia Eagles have secured a one-year contract extension for TJ Edwards in a move that will give them a number of options at linebacker.
The 25-year-old will pocket a guaranteed $2.15 million, with this potentially worth up to $3.2 million over the course of the season.
Speculation has been mounting over the last few weeks as to whether a new deal would be offered to the player after some impressive performances.
Edwards proving his stock
Since joining the Eagles in 2019, the road for Edwards has been somewhat winding and there was debate earlier in the season slas to whether he could cement the linebacker berth.
“I think people look at my 40-time three years ago and say ‘no way he’s gotten faster’ so you probably can’t cover can’t play the pass, can’t tackle in space,”
“So I mean, I love all that stuff because I know it’s things I’ve worked on for a long time and I don’t think there’s anything I can’t do at the mike linebacker spot.”
Vote of confidence
What has become clear is that Edwardals is a confidence player and when things are going right, it is good for thenl team.
“I think just confidence-wise, knowing that I can start and play at this level. But at the end of the day, you know, you got to get wins, you got to play good team defense or whatever the coaches feel is best,” said Edwards. “… So I think we’ve done a good job of keeping the rotation strong and keeping people in the right spot. So we are just gonna keep rolling.”
“I’m never one to look at it that way,” Edwards said when asked if he’s won the job. “You know, I know that in my position I think people don’t really know what to expect from me and I love proving every single day that so many things [people] didn’t think I could do or just trying to be at my best so I never say that something’s mine.
“And I always know that if I’m not playing well it won’t be for long.”
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