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Byron Maxwell on decision to leave Seahawks: “Cash flow, all day.”

Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman, center, is stopped after short gain by Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jelani Jenkins (53) and defensive back Byron Maxwell (41) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack) AP

Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell channeled his inner Randy Moss in discussing why he elected to leave the Seattle Seahawks to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles a season ago.

“Cash flow, all day,” Maxwell said, via James Walker of ESPN.com.

While the statement may not have been as catchy as Moss’ “straight cash, homey,” it gets the point across all the same.

Maxwell left the Seahawks – who were coming off consecutive Super Bowl appearances – to sign a six-year, $63 million contract with the Eagles last year. Seattle made offers in an attempt to keep Maxwell, but he took the biggest payday possible being offered by the Eagles instead.

“They were close,” Maxwell said. “But I can’t make that back in my lifetime. So I had to go.”

Philadelphia subsequently traded Maxwell to Miami this offseason. He’ll make his Dolphins’ debut in Seattle against his former team on Sunday.

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36 Responses to “Byron Maxwell on decision to leave Seahawks: “Cash flow, all day.””
  1. dirkanger23 says: Sep 7, 2016 2:54 AM

    The guy played like crap while he was in Philly. At least now we know why he laughed at reporters after the game & didn’t seem to care when Julio Jones absolutely torched him for 141 yards & 2 TDs in the opener……….because he was getting paid$$$$$$. Good riddance.

  2. rukkus1 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:01 AM

    That’s the only reason I would’ve left too

  3. overthedwaynebowe says: Sep 7, 2016 3:55 AM

    too bad he can’t channel Randy Moss’ talent on the field..

  4. bleedingfacemask says: Sep 7, 2016 4:16 AM

    While the statement may not have been as catchy as Moss’ “straight cash, homey,”…

    Actually, I kinda like it better. “Cash flow, all day”. Just has a vibe, ya know?

    Good thing Adrian Peterson didn’t say it…

  5. jshawaii22 says: Sep 7, 2016 4:45 AM

    Another typically smart move by GM John Schneider. Never overpay for a ‘average’ player… and there is no doubt that 63 million for Byron was overpaying… Just like Tate and the others.

  6. wayne1693 says: Sep 7, 2016 5:00 AM

    Perhaps he got traded after just one Season with the Eagles, because he didn’t have enough Blood Flow, All Day…in his Central Nervous System.

  7. gofor2with3pointlead says: Sep 7, 2016 5:11 AM

    How “close” is “can’t make that back in my lifetime”?

  8. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 7, 2016 5:12 AM

    Honesty is refreshing.

  9. billybone says: Sep 7, 2016 5:15 AM

    Can’t blame the guy. Shoot, if I was offered a contract that had a few million in differences, a million bucks is a million bucks. That’s money talk,l; Maxie’s chances if winning a SB with Sesttle vs. Miamai is a totally different topic.

  10. jdphx says: Sep 7, 2016 6:12 AM

    And how much of that “cash flow, all day” will
    you actually collect… you know… with restructures, trades, and such?

  11. vonkaiser2001 says: Sep 7, 2016 6:33 AM

    Finally an athlete who straight up tells it like it really is. He can’t make that much back in the rest of his life…he’s absolutely right. Kudos for at least being honest. I respect the hell outta that quite frankly…more than I do someone trying to sugar coat it or tap dance around the truth to avoid pissing off fans of any particular fan base.

  12. gbfanforever says: Sep 7, 2016 6:44 AM

    Some delusional fans always think they’ll get hometown discounts for players. Guess what, they’ve learned? Management isn’t loyal, why should they be?

  13. therealtrenches says: Sep 7, 2016 6:45 AM

    What a gem this guy is. He’s your turd now, Miami fans.

  14. ketch20too says: Sep 7, 2016 7:17 AM

    And when he gets lit up again this year his cash flow is going to take a serious hit as he looks for a new job next off season.

  15. TheDPR says: Sep 7, 2016 8:22 AM

    “I can’t make that back in my lifetime.”

    Holy smokes, how soon does this guy plan to die? Or does he just not know math?

  16. snakeplizkn says: Sep 7, 2016 8:29 AM

    Asked why he is now with his third team in a year, Maxwell stated: “overrated, all day.”

  17. beneagles says: Sep 7, 2016 8:42 AM

    It showed in the way he played. He certainly wasn’t there to win football games.

  18. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 7, 2016 9:19 AM

    and that’s what the receivers did with maxwell; flowed right by him while he counted his cash…

  19. laxcoach37 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:20 AM

    The Dolphins restructured his deal. He is still no bargain, but if he plays like he did in Seattle, he is an asset. So far, in Preseason he has played average. Can’t blame the guy for chasing the money. After all it is a job with a small time window.

  20. therealtrenches says: Sep 7, 2016 10:41 AM

    When a football player who is talking about a few mill says “I can’t make that back in my lifetime,” coaches and GMs should hear, “I have no desire to actually play hard and have a long, lucrative career.”

    Max has the physicals to play at a really high level. If he had a work ethic, he could be great. Then he’d “make that back” many times over.

  21. bkostela says: Sep 7, 2016 10:44 AM

    The Eagles just can’t seem to get successful cornerbacks to play well for them. None since Asante Samuel. DRC, Asomugha, Maxwell. All high-priced failures in Philly. If they could find a pair of good corners, they would have one of the best defenses in the league.

  22. Marsh1976 says: Sep 7, 2016 10:53 AM

    You can play a whole different ball game when Earl Thomas has your back deep. What does Miami have back there?

  23. nflgtcfl says: Sep 7, 2016 11:30 AM

    He was exposed last year.

    In SEA he had great players around him and played to his strengths.

    As a main cog he is a liability and not worth anywhere near what he is being paid.

  24. VenerableAxiom says: Sep 7, 2016 11:45 AM

    Marsh1976 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 10:53 AM
    You can play a whole different ball game when Earl Thomas has your back deep. What does Miami have back there?
    =======
    Pro-bowler Reshad Jones.

  25. fumblenuts says: Sep 7, 2016 11:52 AM

    WR Paul Richardson will BURN him this Sunday……mark it.

  26. Emmanuel Goldstein says: Sep 7, 2016 12:19 PM

    “Finally an athlete who straight up tells it like it really is.”
    —-
    If he was “telling it like it is” then he would mention his inability to play at a high level in any system outside of Seattle.

  27. demskinsbaby says: Sep 7, 2016 12:23 PM

    Another good move by the dumpster fire in philly. At least the Redskins paid 70+ mill for a guy that was ranked #1 at his position, made the All Pro AND Pro Bowl teams. Carr was never ranked top 10 (Dallas) and neither were Vernon and Jones (Giants)… But they got paid like they were. 🙂

  28. Marsh1976 says: Sep 7, 2016 12:40 PM

    You can play a whole different ball game when Earl Thomas has your back deep. What does Miami have back there?
    =======
    Pro-bowler Reshad Jones.
    =======
    If he’s that good then maybe you’ll see more of the Maxwell who played for the Seahawks instead of what you saw in Philadelphia who gave him no help at all. I have heard tell that the Dolphins want to play a similar defensive style to what the Seahawks play. Maybe it will work out for Maxwell in Miami. He is a pretty solid football player.

  29. jmethane says: Sep 7, 2016 1:29 PM

    One of the best “ball punchers” I have ever seen. Not sure if that was a product of his not being there quick enough for the int or knocking it away or if it was by design but he always got there a bit late then kocked it out when the wideout was trying to put the ball away.

  30. metalup666 says: Sep 7, 2016 2:00 PM

    Almost, we almost made it through the day without reading the never ever used term “dumpster fire.” Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

  31. fishyinalittledishy says: Sep 7, 2016 2:22 PM

    VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 7, 2016 11:45 AM
    Marsh1976 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 10:53 AM
    You can play a whole different ball game when Earl Thomas has your back deep. What does Miami have back there?
    =======
    Pro-bowler Reshad Jones.
    ………………
    Second that !
    Get some knowledge before you post.

  32. myeaglescantwin says: Sep 7, 2016 5:21 PM

    Straight Trash Homie.

    that bum never saw a double move he didn’t like.
    I think he’s def , he can’t hear anyone scream BALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!

  33. Ugadogs21 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:13 AM

    Finally, “Don’t hate the player. Hate the game” has a face..

  34. bsizemore68 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:37 AM

    ALL NFL PLAYERS are worth what the owners pay them. The question is are they a value to the team, and if not, to bad, they need to do a better job of evaluation talent.Bill

  35. jurere_internacional says: Sep 8, 2016 8:40 AM

    VenerableAxiom says:
    Sep 7, 2016 11:45 AM

    Marsh1976 says:
    Sep 7, 2016 10:53 AM
    You can play a whole different ball game when Earl Thomas has your back deep. What does Miami have back there?
    =======
    Pro-bowler Reshad Jones.
    =======

    Reshad Jones has registered Pro Football Focus’s top safety grade last season and also led all NFL safeties in run stop percentage (8.5%). This also from PFF: “The Dolphins also signed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus from the Lions in free agency — a player that the Lions likely should have re-signed prior to free agency”; Add now healthy rookie cornerback Xavien Howard to the mix and Miami’s backfield could surprise.

  36. absolutevisuals says: Sep 10, 2016 12:46 AM

    We knew he was going to suck in Philly. The secondary is completely trash. It’s not even his designed scheme but I wasn’t mad. He clearly signed for the money and, good. Make that payday cause it’s not like I pay for the games anyways.

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