On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Eagles and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox shook hands on a 6-year, $103 contract extension, keeping the defensive lineman in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.
The former Ole Miss defender fit in right away as a starting defensive tackle, and had a solid rookie season in 2012. The Eagles traded up to 13 to take Cox, and after making his first Pro Bowl in 2015, its safe to say he hasn’t disappointed.
With Jim Schwartz bringing the “attacking 4-3 defense” to Philadelphia, Cox will have different responsibilities than he did in the previous 3-4. He may even be able to rack up even higher sack and pressure statistics in this new defense.