Report: Eagles sign Josh Sweat to 3-year extension
The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that they have extended DE Josh Sweat through the 2024 season. The three-year contract extension is worth over 40 million dollars with $26.9M guaranteed.
In the final year of his rookie deal, Sweat has proved to be a young building block for the team’s future. Every year his role has expanded and last Sunday he played in 54% of the defensive plays, the second-highest amount of snaps for Sweat in his NFL career. He played in all 16 games in 2019 and had 45 tackles and six sacks last year. For years, it has been apparent that the Eagles value the defensive line and are certainly not changing that mindset.
He now joins Jordan Mailiata as the second member of the 2018 draft class to receive an extension. This move follows Fletcher Cox’s contract restructuring last week, which opened up $11M in cap space for this season. Dallas Goedert was presumed to be a front-runner for an extension, but it appears the Eagles are continuing to hold off on that front until the offseason.
Josh Sweat the last 2 seasons:— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) September 18, 2021
• 10 sacks
• 22 QB hits
• 16 tackles for loss
• Played in just 38% of snaps
Contract well deserved. pic.twitter.com/x5btIokT80
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