The Eagles locker room was buzzing after beating the New York Giants on Sunday to secure a playoff spot. Everyone was happy with the outcome, but the player with the biggest smile on his face was likely Rodney McLeod.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the veteran safety had an incentive in his reworked contract this season to earn $250,000 if he played in 85% of the team's defensive snaps with the Eagles also making the playoffs. He hasn't missed a snap all season, and the team did its job on Sunday to secure a playoff spot. On Sunday, McLeod was all over the field to try to do his part in making sure the Eagles brought home a victory and NFC East division title -- take a look at some of the plays he made on the field:
McLeod was one of a few Eagles this season that had a bounce-back year after suffering a season-ending injury in 2018. He is set to become a free agent in the offseason, but if he wants to return to Philadelphia, I am sure Howie Roseman would find a dollar figure that works for both sides. His veteran presence has helped the team out of some tough situations, and with Jenkins by his side those two players have become one of the better safety tandem in the league over the past few seasons.
Whenever the 2019 season ends for the Eagles, McLeod can use that extra money to go on a nice little vacation to recoup his body after playing almost 1,000 snaps so far this season.