Eagles and Wentz Agree to Four Year Contract Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles and Carson Wentz agreed to a reported $128 million extension over four years with a reported $107 million of the contract guaranteed. The deal is a calculated risk by the Eagles considering Wentz only one 16-season is his first three years and hurt during both of the team’s playoff runs the last two seasons.
The price for quarterbacks is expected to continue going up by extending Wentz now the Eagles bank on saving at least $5 million per year as the contract matures. Patrick Mahomes the NFL MVP is eligible for a new deal at the end of the upcoming season. The new CBA, along with the looming new television contracts, should lead to an increase in the salary cap; therefore, the agreement provides flexibility. The club is desperately looking to continue their recent success by winning more Lombardi trophies in the immediate future.
Wentz posted on Instagram, “Grateful for this opportunity and excited for the future”!
Wentz before his injury against the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 was in the MVP conversation. The quarterback struggled last year after returning from an ACL injury before eventually again suffering what turned out to be a season-ending back injury.
The talent is there, and the Eagles have chosen to stick with the budding star as this offseason Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles signed a long term deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now Wentz will need to prove to the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia that he is capable of staying on the field and playing at a high level.
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