Potential Eagles extensions in 2022 that shouldn’t shock you if they occur

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Javon Hargrave #97, Philadelphia Eagles
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. . Javon Hargrave, defensive tackle. . player. 54.

Don’t be shocked if Javon Hargrave remains with the Eagles.

At no fault of something that was of Javon Hargrave‘s own doing, when the Philadelphia Eagles inked him to a three-year, $39-million deal on March 21st of 2020, it wasn’t the most popular move. They had needs on both sides of the ball, and the hope by many was Philly’s first move would be to land a big-name skill player or that difference-maker at cornerback (more on that later).

The Birds had Fletcher Cox in their wheelhouse, so though no one seemingly remembers this now, giving $13 million per season to another defensive tackle seemed puzzling at the time, especially when Hargrave got off to a slow start in Jim Schwartz’s defensive scheme. It didn’t take long for the retractions to be written.

Hargrave eventually got healthy. He mastered the 4-3 scheme after spending the early part of his career in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 3-4, and following the 2021-2022 season, he eventually saw his name added to the Pro Bowl roster.

Simple mathematics should tell you that the aforementioned three-year deal that Hargrave signed expires in 2023. We’re guessing that there’s an extension coming. Cox is aging. The interior of the Eagles’ defensive line will always be a priority, and there’s seemingly no reason why every measure to keep Javon Hargrave in Philadelphia shouldn’t be exhausted when it’s time to begin discussing a new deal.