March 09, 2017
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed offensive guard Chance Warmack, formerly of the Tennessee Titans. Warmack was a former first-round pick, 10th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
In Warmack's four-year NFL career, he has played in 48 games, starting all 48. At the University of Alabama, Warmack played under Jeff Stoutland, the Eagles' current offensive line coach.
In 2016, Warmack had surgery on his right hand, which cost him all but two games that season. He has had somewhat of a disappointing start to his career, but was a phenomenally talented prospect coming out of college.
Like Alshon Jeffery's deal, Warmack signed a one-year contract, which makes his fit with the team interesting. If the Eagles view Warmack as a starter, that could be an indication that they are moving on from Jason Kelce, with Isaac Seumalo filling in at center. In that scenario, the Eagles starting five along their offensive line could look like this:
|Jason Peters||Chance Warmack||Isaac Seumalo||Brandon Brooks||Lane Johnson|
If the Eagles view Warmack as a backup, then obviously Kelce's chances of remaining with the team would be less affected.
UPDATE: Warmack's contract details:
Chance Warmack's deal with #Eagles is 1 year, $1.51 million. $500K to sign. Can earn another $1.25M in incentives. Howie bargain shopping.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 9, 2017
That's backup money.
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