Eagles, Chris Maragos Agree To Terms On Multi-Year Contract Extension

The Eagles locked up a key special teams contributor.

Chris Maragos. (Jeff Fusco)

Chris Maragos. (Jeff Fusco)

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension with backup safety and special teams ace Chris Maragos, according to an official announcement from the team. Maragos is now signed with the Eagles through 2019.

Though the timing may come as a surprise, it’s not a shock that the Eagles want to keep Maragos around. He’s been a key contributor on Dave Fipp’s special teams unit since signing with Philadelphia in 2014.

“From the first day he set foot in the city of Philadelphia in 2014, Chris Maragos has represented out organization at the highest level on and off the field,” said Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman.

“His work ethic, team-first attitude, accountability, and high character are things he brings to work every single day. And he happens to be one of the best special teams players in the NFL and we’re excited to be able to extend his contract.”

The 29-year-old Maragos has recorded 38 special teams tackles in three seasons with the Birds. He currently leads the team in special teams tackles this season with eight.