On the first official day of free agency, former Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Malik Jackson agreed to a 3-year, $30 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, as first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson and Adam Schefter.
Im told unrestricted free agent DT Malik Jackson is expected to sign with the #Eagles, per source.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2019
Malik Jackson’s deal in Philly is expected to be for three years, $30 million — an average of $10 million per year, per source. https://t.co/z6twxnRWlW
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
After being released as a cap casualty by the Jaguars three days ago, Jackson immediately became a coveted asset because of his disruptiveness in the run and pass game on the interior defensive line. Jackson has compiled 32.5 sacks and 86 QB hits over the course of his 7-year career while only missing two games, both of which came in his first season, proving himself as a consistent producer while being durable.
Jackson previously served as a stalwart in two of the best defensive units of the decade, the 2015 Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos and the 2017 AFC runner up Jacksonville Jaguars. The Eagles will use Jackson similarly to how they deployed Tim Jernigan during their 2018 Super Bowl run, a defensive tackle alongside All-Pro Fletcher Cox to cause havoc in the middle of the line of scrimmage and allow more one on one opportunities for Cox to dominate.