Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ryans, a 6 year veteran and a 2-time Pro Bowler, brings a hefty salary with him to the Eagles as he earns over 6 million a year through 2015. He is a huge pickup for the Eagles and he will be the best linebacker they've had on the roster in years. The reason the Texans were willing to trade Ryans for very little was his salary and he is better suited for the 4-3 defense that the Eagles employ.
It will be a strange sight to see the Eagles actually have a legitimate Pro Bowler playing middle linebacker for them next season. At 27, Ryans is young and should be a force in the middle for years to come. Great move by the Birds to get a young stud player in a position of extreme need for little cost.