Free Agent Byron Maxwell on Eagles: “Definitely Have to Consider Them”
Maxwell is the top cornerback in the free agent market and the Eagles spent the week clearing out both cap space and a place for him to play by releasing Cary Williams. Maxwell has spent his entire career playing in Seattle but he seems ready to test the market.
"My mindset is taking it one day at a time and seeing what comes to me," Maxwell told CSNPhilly.
It seems Maxwell name might be as popular as Marcus Mariota's right now in the city of Philadelphia with Eagles fans. If there was a sports trending bar, Maxwell and Mariota would certainly be at the top in the City of Brotherly Love. But of two, Maxwell might be the more realistic acquisition, the Eagles have plenty of money to spend and two starting jobs open - but he has to be willing to play here.
"Definitely, they run the scheme that I'm talking about (Cover 3, man press) , Maxwell said on sportscenter when asked if he had interest in playing for Philadelphia. "They are committed to winning, so definitely if Philadelphia was to come at me I would definitely have to consider them."
The Eagles prioritize big, physical press corners, and Maxwell fits the bill at 6-foot-1, 207 with long arms and plus speed he would most likely become the Eagles top corner if he ended up coming to Philadelphia and role he looks forward to.
"It's a big opportunity," Maxwell admitted. "I would say there's a lot of pressure, but I look at is as an opportunity to prove myself, I'm excited for it."