The Eagles' offseason overhaul of the secondary has reportedly begun with the addition of the free agent market's top cornerback - Byron Maxwell. The agreement was first reported by Jayson Braddock.
Byron Maxwell deal is done. Guarantee came in higher after more discussion. Byron Maxwell will become an Eagle Tuesday w/ $25 mil guaranteed — Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) March 8, 2015
Deal also changed from 6 year $63 mil. It's now reportedly set to be a 5 year deal around $53 to 54 million. Byron Maxwell / Eagles — Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) March 8, 2015
If the deal is agreed upon, according to Braddock's terms, the contract would be a higher annual average than the top free agent cornerback deal signed last year, but a slightly lower guarantee. In 2014, Aqib Talib signed a six-year, $57 million deal with $26 million guaranteed.
Later, the ESPN's Josina Anderson confirmed that Maxwell is headed to Philadelphia.