For the Eagles fans who think the team doesn't have any good cornerbacks, they have certainly been overlooking Jalen Mills this season. He may have only played four games so far this season after coming back from his foot injury, but that has not slowed him down one bit since coming back.
Since Week 7, Mills has the 3rd-best defender passer rating by cornerbacks with 20 defensive targets. He is managing a passer rating of 57.7, behind just Marcus Peters of the Baltimore Ravens and Tre Herndon of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In his four games, Mills has been targeted 22 times, and has only allowed 11 completions. It feels like I've seen games this season where opposing wideouts have that many catches against the Eagles secondary in just one game, so Mills has been a pleasant surprise in that regard. Honestly, Mills is overlooked when it comes to cornerbacks in the NFL, and possibly even underrated. He has something that most players lack these days -- passion and fight in his heart.
After this season Mills is going to be a free agent. His play of late is proving that he is worth potentially receiving a new contract from Howie Roseman. However, his play is also proving that he might become too expensive to keep around.
Everyone knows that defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz love himself some Jalen Mills, so I think he will be telling Roseman to keep #31 around for as long as he is coaching in Philadelphia. There could be some negotiations before the season ends, but we will probably have to wait until the offseason before finding out the plan for Mills' future as an Eagle.