Around the League: NFL News and Notes 3.11.19
The NFL offseason is in full swing and there's no shortage of NFL news to follow. Stay up to date with the latest happenings across the NFL with Ultimate Autographs.
Jacksonville Jaguars Get Their Quarterback
Former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles as reportedly agreed to an $88 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars per Ian Rapoport & Mike Garafolo. Adam Schefter also added the deal includes $50.125 million in guaranteed money. It's an insane amount of money for a QB who has primarily served as the Eagles' backup for the past few seasons. However, Foles has performed well in the playoffs and has used that solid play to secure a contract that could be worth over $100 million.
Landon Collins Signs Massive Deal with Washington Redskins
Former New York Giants safety Landon Collins signed an $84 million contract with the Washington Redskins per Ian Rapoport. The deal also reportedly includes a guaranteed $45 million. The contract makes Collins the highest paid safety in the NFL, something free agent Earl Thomas will almost certainly look to top.
San Francisco 49ers Ink Kwon Alexander
The San Francisco 49ers are making former Tampa Bay Buccaneers LB Kwon Alexander the highest-paid linebacker in NFL history per Ian Rapoport. Adam Schefter also reports the deal includes $27 million guaranteed. It's a lot of money for a player that has struggled with injuries, including an ACL tear last season.
Detroit Lions Sign Trey Flowers, New England Patriots Receive Compensatory Draft Pick
Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions will sign former New England Patriots DE Trey Flowers to a five-year contract worth $16-$17 million per year. Schefter added the Patriots will receive a compensatory third-round pick as a result of the signing. Flowers was believed to be the best pass rusher on the market and reunites with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in Detroit. The Lions are letting Ezekiel Ansah go so Flowers is a big addition to the team.
Philadelphia Eagles Reunite with DeSean Jackson
DeSean Jackson is heading back to Philadelphia after the Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers completed a trade. The Eagles will send a 2019 sixth-round pick to Tampa Bay for DJax and a 2020 seventh round pick. If Jackson can remain healthy, it's a huge get for the Eagles offense. Jackson never seemed to fully gel with Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers but showcased he still has blazing speed last season.
(Cover photo via Nick Foles' social media)