By Ben Sullivan
The Eagles today agreed to a three-year extension with defensive end Brandon Graham which will keep him in midnight green through 2021.
The new deal is reportedly worth $40 million, a source tells ESPN’s Tim McManus.
The 2010 first-round pick (No. 13 overall) delivered the biggest defensive play in franchise history with a strip-sack of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 52.
The fumble was recovered by defensive end Derek Barnett, and it led to a Jake Elliott field goal that extended the Eagles’ lead to 41-33 with just 1:05 remaining.
What made that play more incredible is he played through the entire championship run on an ankle injury that required surgery in the offseason. A team captain on the Super Bowl squad, Graham recovered and registered a career-high 40 quarterback pressures and hits in 2018.
The 6-2, 265-pound Graham will turn 31 in April and remains extremely durable and productive. He has missed just one game since the start of the 2012 season.
He’s also extremely versatile with the ability to rush the passer from both the end and tackle spots. Graham also is adept at setting the edge in the run game.
He is always a handful for opposing offensive linemen because his motor never runs cold.
After earning second-team All-Pro honors in 2016, Graham accumulated a career-high 9.5 sacks in 2017. Since 2014, Graham is sixth in the NFL with 14 forced fumbles, counting regular-season and playoff games.