Now we know where that Nick Foles money is going.
When the Eagles opted not to franchise tag their Super Bowl-winning quarterback, it allotted them extra funds to keep some of their own in the City of Brotherly Love. Brandon Graham falls under that category, as the former first-round pick out of Michigan has re-upped with Philadelphia on a three-year deal. He was scheduled to enter free agency in the new league year.
While Graham's sack numbers last season aren't remarkably impressive by any stretch (just 4.5), he's been a model of consistency after an injury-plagued first two seasons in the NFL. Since 2012, Graham's played in all 16 games every year but one (2017, when he appeared in 15 games).
Eagles faithful will forever remember Graham for his vital strip-sack on Tom Brady, which helped deliver the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
EAGLES WIN THE SUPER BOWL IN AN EPIC GAME!!!!— TITANIC TD (@TitanicTD) February 5, 2018
BRANDON GRAHAM'S LATE STRIP-SACK ON TOM BRADY IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!! WHAT A PLAY!!!
Graham is turning 31 this April, meaning he could very well be exiting his prime. Yet his durability leaves very little to be desired, and his production as a consistent run-stopper should extend his longevity in the NFL.
This was a move which made sense for both sides. Graham will remain with the only professional team he's ever known.