Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle has been invisible on the field for the last few years. His lack of productivity is killing the Eagles.
Cox logged seven total tackles against the Commanders and three of them were solo. But he had no sacks, no tackles for loss, and no quarterback hits. In his last six games, Cox has no sacks, one tackle for loss, and two quarterback hits.
This lack of production is not what you’re looking for from a guy who is making top 10 interior defensive line money after being cut and re-signed to a one-year, $14 million deal.
In his last 27 games, Cox has 6.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, and 19 quarterback hits. In 2018, Cox had 10.5 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, and 34 quarterback hits in 16 games played. He’s clearly not the same player he once was. Rookie Jordan Davis out with a injury is requiring Cox to play even more than he should be playing and he’s failing to make an impact.
Cox ranks 45th out of 66 defensive tackles graded by Pro Football Focus this year. And, no, it’s not like he’s being double teamed a ton.
Howie Roseman has a good off-season, making a lot of great signings, trades, and a solid draft, but re-signing Fletcher Cox was a big swing and miss.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (91). Photo courtsey of YONG KIM / Staff Photographer