For free-agent-to-be Jeremy Maclin, a one-year deal is a realistic possibility.

And he knows it.

"I understand it could be a possibility that [the ACL tear] may scare some teams off, or a team may want to do a one-year deal as opposed to a long-term contract," Maclin told CSN's Derrick Gunn in an exclusive interview Monday. "That's the game, that's the business."

Maclin tore the ACL in his right knee at the end of July and didn't play a single snap this season.

But he's still regarded as one of the more intriguing free-agent wide receivers because of his speed, hands, first-round pedigree and the production he gave the Eagles from 2009-12 -- an average of 64 catches, 863 yards and six TDs.