Fletcher Cox, 27-years old, born on December 13, 1990, is a National Football League (NFL) defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. Cox played college football for Mississippi State, and was picked by the Eagles, 12th overall, in the 2012 NFL draft.
So what is Fletcher Cox net worth in 2018? What are Fletcher Cox’s salary/earnings? Read on…
After playing both football and basketball at Yazoo City High School in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Cox played 3 seasons of football at Mississippi State University. In his junior season in 2011, Cox was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly, when he totaled 103 tackles, including 11 quarterback sacks and 2 interceptions, returning 1 for a touchdown. During his senior season, Cox totaled 104 tackles, including 10 quarterback sacks, 1 interception, and 1 fumble recovery.
To acquire Cox in the first round of the 2012 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles traded up from the 15h selection to the 12th overall. Cox made history as the highest selected Mississippi State Bulldog since Michael Haddox in 1983 and the highest selected Bulldog defensive lineman since Jimmy Wedd in 1975. The Philadelphia Eagles signed Cox to a 4-year contract on June, 18, 2012.
Cox was ejected from a game on October 14, 2012, for throwing punches against various Detroit Lions players, facing a $21,000 fine. Cox finished his rookie season having played a total of 15 games and recording 39 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 4 passes defended, and 1 forced fumble.
When the Eagles switched to a 3-4 defense system in 2013, Cox played defensive end for the team. He started all 16 regular season games, finishing with a total of 44 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 passes defended, and 1 fumble recovery. Although the Eagles clinched the NFC East, they lost in the wild card round to the New Orleans Saints.
Cox had a remarkable breakout season in 2014, leading to widespread recognition throughout the NFL and Second-team All-Pro honors. By the end of the season, Cox had recorded 61 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries, and 5 run stuffs over the course of the 16 regular season games.
The Eagles decided, on April 27, 2015, to pick up Cox’s fifth year option, and keep him playing with the team through the 2016 season. In a game during Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints, Cox recorded numbers that would bring him to match season and career-highs. He recorded 3 sacks and 2 forced tumbles during the game, to meet his season-high of 4 sacks (2014) and his career-high of forced fumbles. This was within just the first 5 season games.
Cox finished the 2015 season being ranked number 49 on the list of the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 and received the Ed Block Courage Award. Cox totaled 71 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, and 3 forced fumbles throughout the 2015 season, and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, in addition to receiving Second-team All-Pro honors.
Coming off a successful season, Cox signed a 6-year, $103-million extension deal, $63 million guaranteed, with the Eagles on June 13, 2016. Cox continued on to have another impressive and successful season in 2016, and was named to his second consecutive and career Pro Bowl. Cox improved upon his previous standings and was named the 38th player on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
By the time the 2017 season rolled around, Cox was comfortable in his position with the Eagles. He recovered a fumble from Washington Redbacks quarterback and returned for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, helping to win the game on September 10, 2017. Following another standout season, and cementing his consistency, Cox was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl on December 19, 2017.
Fletcher Cox will undoubtedly contribute tremendously to the Eagles’ performance in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday Feb 4, 2018. His athletic ability has made Fletcher Cox extremely rich. In 2016, Fletcher Cox signed a 6 year, $103 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, $63 million of which is guaranteed, In all, we estimate Fletcher Cox net worth in 2018 at over $30 million.