Wisniewski Gets Rewarded by Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles have rewarded left guard Stefen Wisniewski for his integral role in the team's run toward a Super Bowl LII championship.
According to the NFL Network's Mike Mike Garafolo, Wisniewski narrowly missed out on a $250,000 playing incentive in his contract due to a late-season ankle injury so Howie Roseman tore up the last year of his deal in favor of a new one which gives him the $250K back to Wiz as a signing bonus for the 2018 season.
Wisniewski started the 2017 season as the team's top backup on the interior of the offensive line, a versatile player who had significant starting experience at center for both Oakland and Jacksonville with the ability to also handle either guard position as well.
When second-year player Isaac Seumalo struggled as the starting LG, the Eagles pulled the trigger, first implementing a rotation featuring both Wiz and Chance Warmack before settling on Wisniewski as the full-time starter.
His presence elevated a unit which also included All-Pros Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson, as well as Pro Bowl RG Brandon Brooks into arguably the best offensive line in the NFL. Wisniewski ended up starting 11 games and throughout the team's playoff run, being graded as the 26th best OG in the league by ProFootballFocus.com.
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