The question is whether that can be done before the start of free agency on March 10.
"I've always said I want to be here in Philadelphia, but I've also always said I understand it's a business," Maclin said Saturday, according to Philly.com. "Both sides have made it known that we both want each other back, so the rest of it is in God's hands. If it's supposed to happen, it'll happen. I want to be here."
The Eagles can ensure Maclin's return by using their franchise tag on the receiver by Monday's deadline. It's possible the tag is used as a placeholder until the two sides can work out a multi-year deal. Maclin is coming off a one-year, $5.5 million contract signed while he was recovering from a torn ACL. His strategy paid off, as Maclin became Philadelphia's No. 1 receiver last season.
"You don't really know what's out there until free agency starts," Maclin said of the Chiefs whispers. "I know on paper what teams look like they need receivers. I also understand, this is the place I want to be. We'll see what happens."