When a new NFL season starts, players hold out for new contracts as they feel like they have outplayed them. In the case of Philadelphia Eagles offensive guard Evan Mathis he has outplayed his contract but will not hold out.
Mathis was contemplating holdout. Wants new deal. Ultimately decided showing up and continuing to do right thing was best course.
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) July 24, 2014
This upcoming season, Mathis will be making $5.15 million after being an All-Pro last season. Mathis has been one of the most stable offensive linemen on the Eagles’ line. Since joining the Eagles in 2011, Mathis has not missed a single game.
The Eagles will need Mathis again this season to perform at a high level because they will be missing Lane Johnson for the first four games of the regular season due to a suspension for PEDs.