Even Fletcher Cox Is Stunned At How Much Money He is Making
Being a professional athlete is awesome. You get to make absurd amounts of money for playing sports. Then if you are any good, you make even more money for continuing to play sports. Plus all of the money you get for speaking engagements or promoting a cause that you could care less about and all in all it's pretty damn great being a professional athlete. In fact, it's so great that even players that are getting paid this stupid money don't understand how they can conceivably make THAT much.
Fletcher Cox signed an extension with the Eagles worth $103 million, $63 million guaranteed. Cox is an incredible player, but that number is just staggering. To him, it really makes no sense.
“It’s really mind blowing,” Cox said Thursday. “You’re dealing with that much money, it’s really mind blowing. I’m really, really excited about it” said Fletcher Cox to CSN Philly.
Thanks Fletcher. We are glad that you are excited about making over $100 million. We would be shocked if you came out of this massive extension and said "You know, I'm really disappointed about this contract I just voluntarily signed. I wish I was making more money."
Via CSN Philly...How does a $100 million player earn his contract? Cox said he can’t worry about proving he’s worth the money he got this week.
“I have high expectations for myself, but all I can be is Fletcher Cox and be really, really humble about it, come to practice every day, show up every day and let my teammates know I’m there for them,” he said.
Probbbbabbbllly gonna be tough to be humble when, again, you just made $100 million. But hey, show up everyday and let your teammates know you're there for them!
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