PHILADELPHIA — Byron Maxwell is not shy to admit how he feels about the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I would be lying if I told you I don’t want to do better than the Eagles,” Maxwell said after a joint practice on Monday. “I do. I want to win more games than them. I want to prove them wrong.”
Maxwell was dealt along with linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Dolphins before last season. The move allowed the Eagles to move up from 13th to 8th in the NFL Draft.
The Eagles then made a move from 8th to 1st in order to select quarterback Carson Wentz.
“He was good,” Maxwell said of Wentz. “He played well. A couple of passes.”
Maxwell allowed multiple touchdowns on Monday. It was not his strongest day.
Why does Maxwell believe the Eagles dealt him?
“It was obvious,” he said. “You needed a quarterback.”
Was he surprised?
“Yeah, I was surprised,” Maxwell said. “But you know, something wasn’t right. Usually, you hear from your coach in the offseason. I didn’t hear from him. I was thinking, ‘I might be on the move.'”
Maxwell is not shy to admit he has used the trade as motivation.
“That’s just what I do,” he said. “You can call it petty. I don’t know what it is. But that’s what I do, that’s how I feel. Realistically, I know what it is, but I still want to do better than my old team. I don’t think any player wants to, when the team gets rid of you and then they do better, to be honest with you.”
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