The core of the ’12 draft class will be due for contract extensions, and at least four players seem to be in line for new deals. Quarterback Nick Foles will have the opportunity to cash in the most, but up-and-coming defensive players Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks and Brandon Boykin should warrant long-term extensions.
The NFL’s new collective bargaining agreement won’t allow the Eagles to extend those players until after year three of their rookie deals. Philadelphia could always let any of the four play out the 2015 season—although that then allows the chance of one of the athletes testing out the free-agent market.
Based on the quality of their performance and the nature of NFL contracts, here’s a look at what kind of money the Eagles may have to dish out next season.