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The most underpaid veteran on the Eagles

Many will argue the man is simply underpaid

Published on by The Football Feed in NFL News

The most underpaid veteran on the Philadelphia Eagles is defensive end Brandon Graham, per The Ringer

Graham, arguably one of the most feared edge-rushers in the entire league, actually comes at a discount for the Eagles. 

Simply put, he gets paid nowhere near the way some of his less-achieving peers do. The man was ranked the second-best edge rusher in the game by Pro Football Focus at the conclusion of last season. That's saying something. 

Contract: A four-year, $26 million contract signed in March 2015 

Average annual value: $6.5 million (38th among all edge rushers) 

2017 salary and bonuses: $6.5 million (38th among all edge rushers) 

Total guaranteed at signing: $13 million (32nd among all edge rushers)

"Graham got a deal similar to Mercilus’s in 2015, and like his Texans counterpart, has more than outplayed it. The Eagles pass rusher finished 2016 as Pro Football Focus’s second-ranked edge defender and was second in the NFL among all defensive players in pass pressures (48), per Football Outsiders, behind only the Giants’ Olivier Vernon. Not only was Graham great as a pass rusher, but he dominated against the run as well, finishing with 15 rush defeats, tied for tops among edge players. Graham may have denied that he’s planning to hold out, but if he changes his mind, he’s got a pretty good argument that he deserves more money."

 

Source: The Ringer · Photo Credit: Keystone Press Agency