Eagles DT Jalen Carter becomes first 1st-rounder to sign his contract, inking four-year deal
Less than a week after Georgia DT Jalen Carter got drafted ninth overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, he became the first rookie first-round pick to sign his contract.
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles and Carter came to an agreement on a four-year, fully guaranteed $21.8M deal.
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As is the case with any first-round pick, Carter’s deal also includes a fifth-year team option.
Although the former Georgia Bulldog faced heavy scrutiny during the draft process due to various off the field concerns, the Eagles felt comfortable enough to move up one spot and secure their guy. Philly was the first top-30 visit Carter took leading up to the draft and according to both Carter and the Eagles coaches/players who met with him, everything went swimmingly.
Carter joins an already deep and talented defensive line group in Philly. The veteran savvy of guys like Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham, combined with youthful talents like Josh Sweat, Jordan Davis, and Milton Williams should make Philadelphia’s front-four even more menacing in 2023.
Now that Carter is officially on the books, expect Howie Roseman to turn his attention to his second first-round pick of this year’s NFL Draft, Nolan Smith.
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