The Philadelphia Eagles set the course for the future! The Superbowl participant has agreed on a contract extension with quarterback Jalen Hurts. At the same time, the Eagles make the 24-year-old the highest-paid player in NFL history.
The Philadelphia Eagles and their playmaker Jalen Hurts are going together until 2028, the NFL franchise announced on Monday. Hurts signed a new five-year deal that sets new standards.
Because: According to reports from various NFL insiders, Hurts can pocket the incredible sum of 255 million US dollars for this period. In the future, the superstar will be entitled to US$ 51 million per year – the highest amount that a team in the NFL has ever paid for the services of a player.
The mega-contract is said to include a guaranteed sum of $179.3 million, as well as a no-trade clause that will prohibit the Eagles from giving away hurts to another team against their will.
Eagles head coach compares Jalen Hurt to Michael Jordan
The Philadelphia bosses had made no secret of the fact that the Eagles wanted to sign a new long-term contract with the top quarterback in the past few months. “It’s like having Michael Jordan out there. He’s our leader, he’s our man,” said head coach Nick Sirianni about Jalen Hurts last January.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts as number 53 three years ago, and the quarterback was initially intended to protect established playmaker Carson Wentz. But then the steep rise began: Hurts was named starting quarterback for the 2021 season, and a little later he led his team to the playoffs. In 2022 he was one of the five candidates for the honor of the MVP award of the regular season, he only missed winning the Super Bowl for the first time in the finals.
Meanwhile, the $179 million guarantee for Hurts is surpassed in NFL history only by the Cleveland Browns, who pledged Deshaun Watson $230 million for five years. The total of $ 255 million for the contract extension until 2028 is the second highest in the NFL: Patrick Mahomes’ ten-year contract with the Chiefs was worth $ 450 million in 2020.