Fletcher Cox and Eagles agree biggest non-quarterback deal in NFL history

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Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox agreed on Monday to a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that could earn him nine figures

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox agreed on Monday to a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles that could earn him nine figures.

According to ESPN, the deal is worth $103m with $63m of that sum guaranteed. The deal would be the most lucrative in NGL history for a non-quarterback. I would like to thank [team owner] Mr Lurie and the whole Eagles organization, said Cox on Twitter.

Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 13, 2016

DONE DEAL! #Eagles and DT Fletcher Cox agree to terms on a six-year extension through the 2022 season. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/SnjW4oCVK1

The first-round draft pick in 2012 has been a starter since midway in his rookie season. One of the NFLs most versatile defensive linemen, he has 308 tackles and 22 sacks in his four pro seasons.

Cox, 25, did not attend the teams organized offseason activities, but returned to the teams last week.

He comes off his best NFL season with 104 tackles (80 solo) and 9 1-2 sacks. He had three sacks against New Orleans in Week 5, a career high.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jun/13/fletcher-cox-contract-philadelpha-eagles-nfl