Report: Eagles, Jalen Hurts agree to massive five-year extension
QB1 just got PAID and will remain in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.
According to multiple reports, the Eagles and Jalen Hurts have agreed on a five-year, $255M extension that will keep him with the team through 2028:
The #Eagles and Jalen Hurts agreed to terms on a five-year, $255 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, sources tell me and @RapSheet.@AgentNicoleLynn negotiated the deal, which includes $179.304M in guarantees and a no-trade clause. pic.twitter.com/NsLzULcE1M— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 17, 2023
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Hurts’ extension includes $179.3M in total guarantees, the first no-trade clause in Eagles’ history, and effectively makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history at $51M/year. The deal was negotiated by Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group, who completed the largest deal by a female agent in sports history.
Hurts, 24, was the MVP runner-up last season, throwing for 3,701 yards, 22 TDs, and 6 INTs while rushing for 760 yards and 13 TDs — one shy of the single-season record. This time last year, Hurts was viewed as a promising talent with visible flaws but displayed the willingness to improve, and he did just that in 2022 en route to an appearance in Super Bowl LVII:
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With new contracts for Justin Herbert, Joe Burrow, and potentially Lamar Jackson on the horizon, it was imperative for GM Howie Roseman to lock up his quarterback long-term as quickly as possible. The Eagles were first to the punch and have now set the bar financially for other rising QBs. The deal was reportedly structured with cap flexibility in mind:
“Hurts gets a raise in 2023, including a $23.294 million signing bonus, and will make $64 million through the first new year in 2024. The Eagles now have him under contract for the next six years, on a deal that preserves their flexibility to keep the team intact around him.” — via NFL.com
This story is developing.
Plays like these are why @JalenHurts just got paid. 💰 pic.twitter.com/gzONDWvqfT— NFL (@NFL) April 17, 2023
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