The Eagles are going to lose QB Nick Foles this offseason, but Friday got one of their own back, as the team agreed to terms with defensive end Brandon Graham on a three-year deal.
Graham’s deal is worth between $40 million, a source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The 30-year-old heart and soul of the Eagles D will now be in the city of Brotherly Love until 2021.
“Brandon is not only a special player, but a special person. Here’s a guy who’s never had a bad day,” Eagles VP of player personnel Howie Roseman said on NFL Network on Friday.
“He fits us. On and off the field, he’s the kind of player and person you want to invest in. All of us were just talking to him this morning about how excited he was to be back in Philadelphia. Really, he’s a legend. He’s a legend in Philadelphia, that guy.”
Graham has been a beast on the Eagles defense the last several seasons, and is also very durable, missing just one game since 2012.
Last year when the team won the Super Bowl, he put up a career-high 9.5 sacks and had the biggest play of the game against the Patriots when he strip-sacked Tom Brady.