Jeremy Maclin is one game away from being one of the top free agent receivers this offseason. But Maclin made it clear he wants to remain in Philadelphia.
"Why wouldn't I want to be here?" Maclin said. This is the place that drafted me and I want to end my career here. If we can get something worked out when the team is right, that's what will happen."
Maclin has 82 catches for 1,269 and 10 touchdowns this season. It is his first season playing in Chip Kelly's offense.
When Maclin signed his one-year contract in February, he said he could revisit the deal during the season. There has not been an extension yet, although Maclin also changed agents. That complicated the process.
"That's just how the process works sometimes," Maclin said. "I changed agents, and obviously when you do that, it resets you a little bit. But when the time's right, it'll get done. I know both sides made it clear that we both want to be here. They want me here, I want to be here."
If the Eagles do not agree to a deal with Maclin before March 2, they could apply the franchise tag. That would keep Maclin in Philadelphia for another season.
"I guess I don't really have a choice if that comes up, right?" Maclin said.