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-arrownoyesBleeding Green Nation homepageHorizontal - WhiteBleeding Green Nationa Philadelphia Eagles communityFollow Bleeding Green Nation online:Follow Bleeding Green Nation on TwitterFollow Bleeding Green Nation on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchBleeding Green Nation main menuFanpostsFanshotsEaglesOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Eagles StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Eagles NewsYahoo Eagles Team PageYahoo Eagles ReportYahoo Eagles Depth ChartYahoo Eagles TransactionsYahoo Eagles PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Joe Banner explains why Eagles fans should be “very [url=]Youth Jordan Matthews Jerseys[/url] , very, very happy” about the Carson Wentz contractNew,82commentsFormer Eagles president offers good perspective. EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Joe Banner explains why Eagles fans should be “very, very, very happy” about the Carson Wentz contractTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailCount Joe Banner among those who think favorably of the Carson Wentz contract extension. The former Philadelphia Eagles president offered some good perspective on Wentz’s new deal in a recent interview with Rich Eisen. One might not be surprised to see Banner praising the organization he used to work for. But his points about the Eagles-Wentz pact were rooted in logic, not blind favoritism. See for yourself: TL;DR version — Wentz’s contract is actually a bargain [url=]Jordan Matthews Jerseys Stitched[/url] , relatively speaking. And his future cap hit isn’t going to make it impossible for the Eagles to build a championship roster around him.To further support Banner’s point about Wentz’s cap percentage, let’s assume the NFL salary cap continues to increase by the $11.34 million annual average it has over the last five years. If that’s the case, Wentz’s ~$27 million cap number in 2021 (for example) should be taking up around 12.6% of the Eagles’ total cap space. To put that percentage into context, let’s look at the last eight Super Bowl winning teams:As you can see, it’s hardly impossible for teams to win a Super Bowl(s) with a quarterback that takes up the percentage of cap space Wentz is projected to account for.Banner’s points emphasize why the Eagles signing Wentz now — as opposed to waiting — was so critical. Waiting to pay Wentz wouldn’t have allowed Philly to pay him more money upfront in order to lower his cap number in future years. The upside is that the Eagles will have a great quarterback on a reasonable contract.Of course, the potential reward doesn’t come without risk. Wentz must prove he can stay healthy and continue to play well. His contract isn’t going to be a bargain if he can’t stay on the field and/or he’s playing like crap. But assuming Wentz does stay healthy and play well [url=]Youth Timmy Jernigan Jerseys[/url] , the Eagles are going to be in a really good position relative to other teams dealing with big quarterback contracts. PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Avonte Maddox has turned into a do-it-all defensive back in a secondary decimated by injuries.The rookie fourth-round pick began the season as Philadelphia’s fifth cornerback, but has become one of the team’s most valuable defensive players. Maddox entered the starting lineup at safety in Week 5 after Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury and backup Corey Graham got hurt.He moved to nickel cornerback in Week 9 after Jalen Mills also went down for the season. The Eagles also lost starter Ronald Darby for the season and nickel cornerback Sidney Jones has been plagued by injuries. Maddox missed three games himself before returning at outside cornerback and played a key role in a 30-23 upset at the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday.“I don’t know if we win that game without Avonte,” defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said. “We use him where we need him. Every week’s been different. I have no idea how many different secondary lineups we’ve used. I’m sure it’s been a lot, just where we are and he’s been ‘Johnny on the spot.’ We’ve missed him when he wasn’t in there. He has great speed, plays with a lot of energy, and as long as he’s one of the 11 on the field [url=]Timmy Jernigan Jerseys Stitched[/url] , we’ll find a spot for him somewhere.”The 5-foot-9 Maddox plays tougher than his size suggests and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team.“I pride myself as a DB, anytime I can go out there and play a position. I’m going to give it my all, take pride in it and learn,” he said.Maddox played four seasons at Pittsburgh and wasn’t expected to contribute much beyond special teams after the Eagles selected him 125th overall. But injuries opened the door and he forced his way into the starting lineup with a strong effort in practice.“He’s been a real consistent player for us,” coach Doug Pederson said. “He’s a highly intellectual guy that understands scheme. He’s a young player that’s just going to continue to get better. He comes to work every day, he feeds off the veteran players.”Malcolm Jenkins has been the rock in Philadelphia’s secondary. While others around him keep going down [url=]Youth Chance Warmack Jerseys[/url] , the two-time Pro Bowl safety has played every snap on defense and another 119 snaps on special teams.Jenkins sets the example for Maddox and fellow cornerbacks Rasul Douglas and Cre’Von LeBlanc. The unit will have another tough task this week against Houston receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Demaryius Thomas.“I think he’s by far the best player on their offense,” Jenkins said of Hopkins. “He’s going to make plays on the ball. He’s a great route runner, strong after the catch. You’ve got to find ways to just limit his impact on the game.”Notes: DE Michael Bennett (foot), DT Fletcher Cox (hip), K Jake Elliott (illness), WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) [url=]Chance Warmack Jerseys Stitched[/url] , Jones (hamstring), G Isaac Seumalo (pectoral), QB Carson Wentz (back) and LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring) didn’t practice Thursday.