Here's a fun story about Jeremy Maclin not returning to the Eagles.
Once the surprise of Maclin being released by the Kansas City Chiefs wore off, Eagles fans naturally wondered about a return to Philadelphia. Forget that the Birds had just recently signed Alshon Jeffery and Torey Smith. All the recievers are belong to us.
But a deal in Buffalo or Baltimore always seemed more likely for a variety of reasons. Money, yes, but also seafood.
As CSN Mid Atlantic pointed out, a Maryland seafood joint attempted to woo Maclin to Baltimore with the promise of free crabcakes for as long as he was employed by the Ravens.
Free crab cakes for the length of your deal if you sign with the @Ravens.
Shake on it. 🤝
— Jimmy's Seafood (@JimmysSeafood) June 7, 2017
Not sure that would get it done, they upped the offer to free crabcakes FOR LIFE!
You drive a hard bargain, Mr. Maclin. We'll up the offer to free crab cakes for life. Now sign already! 📋 pic.twitter.com/XVjwjwZhHS
— Jimmy's Seafood (@JimmysSeafood) June 8, 2017
And sure enough, Maclin inked a 2-year deal with the Ravens and you best believe he wants some of that sweet seafood action.
@JimmysSeafood I read what y'all said...I love crab cakes! Lol
— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac___19) June 12, 2017
CSN Mid Atlantic caught up with John Minadakis who is the CEO of the restaurant and isn't real worried about the cost of unlimited crabcakes.
"How many crab cakes can one person eat?" Minadakis said. "It's not going to take us out of business. That's for sure."
I suppose it's better to make ths sort of offer to a skinny wide reciever as opposed to, say, a 400-pound tight end.