Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Maragos heads into surgery on Tuesday
Everybody has been wondering what exactly Philadelphia Eagles safety Chris Maragos has been up to.
Perhaps one of the biggest questions this season has been centered around Philadelphia Eagles special teams ace, Chris Maragos. As the Eagles almost have a full roster’s worth of players on the Injured Reserve, Maragos’ impatiently waits on the NFL PUP list. Ever since Week Six of the 2017 season, Maragos has been unable to play since he went down with his knee injury.
Throughout this season, everybody has wondered where he has been. We see him on the sidelines during gameday broadcasts on occasion, but why isn’t he getting back on the field? Well, that’s a question that we all have, but cannot seem to find the answer to.
As the Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has hardly been transparent with his medical updates, we barely know anything about Chris Maragos’ injury. And if it weren’t for social media, we would probably never know that Maragos is headed into surgery on Tuesday.
Chris Maragos still has a long road of recovery ahead of him
Maragos posted a picture of himself before his medical procedure on Tuesday, asking for prayers from his Eagles family that follows him on Twitter. Again, it’s unclear if this procedure was in the plans from a while back, or if Maragos suffered some sort of setback but regardless it’s evident that Maragos still has a long way to go before he’s back on a football field.
The Eagles could’ve used Maragos a few times this season as their special teams took a hit without him. Last season, they had Mack Hollins fill in for Maragos reasonably well, but this year both Hollins and Maragos missed the entire season thus far. Now, we’re left with one of the biggest questions for 2019. Will Maragos be on the Eagles roster?
Right now, Maragos is 31-years-old and is on the Eagles payroll until the end of next year. For the 2019 season, Maragos will get paid $2 Million in base salary and is responsible for a cap hit of roughly $2.25 Million. Considering that the Eagles are projected to have the least amount of cap space during next year’s offseason, Maragos could realistically find himself getting released. We’ll revisit the situation when the time comes around, but right now we are hoping for a speedy recovery for the special teams ace!