For free agents like Quintin Mikell, waiting during the lockout has been the hardest part. Mikell says he’s moved past the frustration stage at this point, and is just trying to stay ready.
“It’s been crazy [this offseason] but I’m not even concerned about it anymore,” Mikell told the Philadelphia Daily News over the weekend. “We’re so deep in the lockout I don’t even care. I’m just worried about staying in shape and making sure I’m ready to go.”
Mikell said he’d love to return to the Eagles, but wasn’t sure what the team wanted to do. They drafted safety Jaiqwan Jarrett in the second round this year, so we have a pretty good idea they will be willing to let Mikell, 30, go elsewhere.
There should be a nice market for Mikell, who has long been an underrated player in Philly. Teams like the Cowboys, Bucs, Jaguars, and many others will be looking for experienced safety help this offseason.