BGN - The first day of legal tampering has been pretty quiet for the Philadelphia Eagles ... until now! The Eagles have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with former Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Javon Hargrave, according to a report from NFL insider Adam Schefter. The deal is reportedly worth $39 million with $26 million fully guaranteed. Hargrave, who turned 27 years old in February, was originally selected by the Steelers in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft (No. 89 overall). He logged 53 starts in 63 games (out of 64 possible) over the past four years and posted 168 total tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 22 quarterback hits, 14.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two pass deflections, and one defensive touchdown in that span. For what it’s worth, Hargrave graded out as the eighth best interior defensive lineman by Pro Football Focus in 2019. He was just behind Fletcher Cox, who was seventh.
THE HIGHEST PAID NOSETACKLE IN THE NFL?!?!?! Wait...hold up a second...DO THE EAGLES EVEN HAVE A NOSETACKLE POSITION IN A 4-3 BASE DEFENSE?!?!?!?
Nope. Not really. Howie playing motherfucking chess on everyone with this move. The Birds are now paying three separate DT's big fucking boy money. All three are making top seven money for their position in which only two players can play at a time.
Fletcher Cox — $17.1 million annually — 1st among 4-3 defensive tackles
Javon Hargrave — $13 million annually — 5th among 4-3 defensive tackles
Malik Jackson — $10 million annually — 7th among 4-3 defensive tackles
Sure, Malik can pop out and play on the end from time to time. But the Eagles officially have the deepest interior defensive line that I can ever remember. I mean, who was running third with Dana Stubblefield and John Randle back in the damn day? The Birds can use the depth, obviously, since Malik was signed for big bucks last year and lasted a quarter. But this is certainly an unexpected play.
Below are a few clips of Javon "Eating". With his appetitate, Fletcher Cox slaying wives, and Malik simply being on the field (not to mention Tim Jernigan and Hassan Ridgeway), the Eagles interior DL is dick DEEP:
PS - PREACH IT BALDY!