After a three second snap on the official eagles snapchat showing linebacker Mychal Kendricks with a contract and the caption “four more years”, it’s been revealed that Kendricks has officially signed an extension worth $29m.
The contract is estimated to have $16.4m guaranteed and will see Kendricks compete with the team until the 2020 season. The 24 year old was the Eagles second round pick in the 2012 draft and was coming to the end of his rookie deal. The extension secures his long term future after some impressive numbers in his short tenure with the team.
It’s a very good sign for Kelly as well. Bearing in mind that Kendricks was part of the team when Chip took over and with so many of the parts from the “Andy Reid era” being replaced, it’s refreshing to see someone so talented rewarded with a contract extension.
The California product amassed a career high 4 sacks in both of his last two years and made 83 combined tackles in 2014. 62 tackles in 12 games is definitely eyebrow raising and those numbers are expected to sky rocket when you look at the support he has around him. An NFC leader in sacks and one of the most dominant forces at linebacker over the past few years who’s coming back off of an ACL and ready to revitalise his career. Not to mention #SuplexCity himself! This Eagles Defense is bringing the pain this year without a doubt!