Byron Maxwell wants to prove Eagles made a mistake by trading him


Former Eagles cornerback, Byron Maxwell is seeking revenge when the Dolphins come to Philadelphia.

During the 2015 offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles went on a spending spree in free agency. They signed some big names like DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, and former Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Byron Maxwell. Aside from Mathews, none of these guys seemed to be the answer at their position. After one season, Maxwell was packaged in a trade with linebacker Kiko Alonso. They were sent to the Miami Dolphins for a first-round pick.

Fast forward to August of 2017 and the Dolphins are scheduled for a visit to Philadelphia on August 24th. Maxwell caught up with the media in Miami recently to discuss his reunion plans in Philadelphia. If you could guess how it is going to go, then you know that Maxwell is not making this a friendly visit.

Making a statement…

"Well, yeah, I would like to think they (messed) up. Their season didn’t go too well. Yeah. And who says their season’s gonna go well this year? We’ll see. But I’m worried about the Miami Dolphins."

Maxwell was short and to the point when talking about the Eagles. It looks like he’ll be seeking revenge on them in a couple of weeks. Although Maxwell didn’t do as well in Philadelphia as he did in Seattle, he truthfully wasn’t as bad as many remember him being. After giving up two touchdowns in week one of the 2015 season, he didn’t allow another for the remaining 15 games.

Maxwell’s 2016 season in Miami went pretty well. According to Pro Football Focus, he was ranked 10th in the league at cornerback. That’s great considering the Eagles starters from a season ago were nowhere close to that ranking. Leodis McKelvin ranked 71st, and Nolan Carroll was ranked 92nd.

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Revenge may have already come for Maxwell as he was very productive in 2016. The Eagles have been struggling big time at cornerback. The truth is, Maxwell just didn’t fit in the Eagles’ system. He was part of the Chip Kelly experiment and the Eagles wanted to clear everything out when it failed. It will be interesting to see how Maxwell does in his return to Lincoln Financial Field.