Veteran defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $10 million. Cox has spent the entirety of his career thus far with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Six-time Pro-Bowl DT Fletcher Cox is returning to the Eagles on a one-year, $10 million deal, per sources. Eagles get the “hometown discount” as he turned down more lucrative offers. pic.twitter.com/bEa3yLrJhi
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2023
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles, Agree to Contract
Fletcher Cox had a strong season in 2022. He was in on 43 tackles (23 solo) and finished with seven sacks, his highest total since 2018. He also had one forced fumble and one recovery. In most seasons his even sacks would probably have been good for second or even first on the team, but on the record-setting 2022 Eagles front seven, he was fifth on the team in sacks. He played in the Super Bowl and recorded one tackle in the loss.
Cox played college football with Mississippi State from 2009 to 2011 and went All-American and First-Team All-SEC in 2011. In 2012 he was drafted with the 12th overall pick by the Eagles. After a rookie season with 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team.
Cox eventually became one of the more prolific defensive tackles in the league. Starting from 2015 through 2020, he made six Pro Bowls in a row. He also got four All-Pro selections in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018, with the last of those being First-Team. 2015 and 2018 were his best seasons statistically. In 2015 he was in on 71 tackles and had 9.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. In 2018 he was in on 46 tackles and had 10.5 sacks, which remains a career-high. Cox also played in the 2017 season Super Bowl, which the Eagles won; his impact was lower there as he only recorded one tackle.
In recent years Fox has stuffed the stat sheet a little less but has still been important for his team. He had 6.5 sacks in 2020, and in 2021 had the third fumble recovery touchdown of his career.
Thus far in his career, Fox has a total of 486 tackles (336 solo), 65 sacks, and 15 forced fumbles with 13 recoveries. He is also notable for his durability; he has never missed more than two games in a season.
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