After putting up career highs in receptions, yards and yards/catch, Jeremy Maclin hopes the Eagles will keep him around longer.
Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl WR Jeremy Maclin hopes that the Eagles will give him a new contract after he set career highs on his one-year deal with the team.
Maclin told the Philadelphia Daily News that he is concerned about the Eagles’ reluctance to offer him a new deal after putting up some of the best numbers of his career on a one-year deal in 2014, but said he felt “no rush” to get it done too soon.
“I’ve always said I want to be here in Philadelphia, but I’ve also always said I understand it’s a business,” Maclin said. “Both sides have made it known that we both want each other back, so the rest of it is in God’s hands. If it’s supposed to happen, it’ll happen. I want to be here.”
The 19th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, Maclin was a key contributor in the Philadelphia offense from 2009 to 2012. In 2013 he suffered a career-threatening ACL injury and missed the entire season in his contract year. Rather than let him hit free agency, Maclin was given a one-year deal with the Eagles to see if he could return to form – and he did.
In 2014 Maclin set career highs with 85 receptions for 1,318 yards (9th in the NFL in 2014) and 10 TDs. He had three games with over 150 receiving yards and set a personal record with 187 receiving yards against the Arizona Cardinals. For his efforts, Maclin was named a replacement player in the Pro Bowl but skipped the game because of his nagging injuries.