The Eagles will reportedly go after one of the top free-agent cornerbacks on the market this offseason in Byron Jones, according to Eagles insider Adam Caplan.
Caplan mentioned that Jones' price could be something like $17 million per season.
"When you're having what we call having an A-level free-agent, you might have six to eight teams in," Caplan added. "And then when teams find out what he wants—all you can really do at this point, because you can't talk money and you can't tamper, you can only let agents know, 'Hey when we're allowed to we want to talk to you.' They can figure out who it is. So, make a long story short, I would say that deal when it comes in could hit 17 million a year."
Jones, 27, spent his first five NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys after being the franchise's 27th overall pick in 2015 out of Connecticut. The 2018 Pro Bowl corner and second-team All-Pro member has two intercpetions and three forced fumbles in his career, switching back and forth between safety and corner throughout his time in the NFL.
"No it's not. First of all, they signed Nnamdi after the lockout and they wanted him to be a hybrid player," Caplan said. "Well Byron Jones is already a hybrid a player. He's a nickel corner, he played free safety early in his career. He's very durable and he's a high character guy. If they get him, this will be a great signing for them."