Maxwell made the Super Bowl in each of the last two seasons as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. The Eagles signed him to a six-year, $63 million contract in March.
From Maxwell's interview with Vrentas:
VRENTAS: Is that similarity in the team culture a big reason why you believe the Eagles will go to the Super Bowl this year?
MAXWELL: We will, though.
VRENTAS: That sounds kind of like a guarantee.
MAXWELL: You can take that as a guarantee. That’s just me believing in my team and the product we’re going to put out there on the field. I really do believe that. I have no choice but to think that way.
Philadelphia went 10–6 last season and missed the playoffs. Over the off-season, the Eagles traded running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso and quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford
The Eagles also made several free agent signings in addition to Maxwell, including running back DeMarco Murray.
Philadelphia last made a Super Bowl trip in 2005, when it lost Super Bowl XXXIX to the New England Patriots.
- Molly Geary