The Eagles announced Thursday that they’ve signed QB Carson Wentz to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season.
- According to Adam Schefter, Wentz receives a four-year, $128 million contract extension that includes guarantees over $107 million. The extension can max out at $144 million.
- Schefter adds that the total value of his contract comes out to $154 over six years.
- Albert Breer reports that Wentz receives $66 million fully guaranteed at signing and $107.9 million guaranteed for injury.
The #Eagles and Carson Wentz have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension through 2024.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 6, 2019
Wentz posted a video on Twitter regarding the news of his extension:
“What’s up Eagles Nation?!” Wentz said. “I can’t even explain to you how excited I am right now to be a part of his great city for this many more years. It means the world to me. From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special. I knew they had the most passionate fans in the world in all of sports, and I knew we had the opportunity to build something truly special here and to be cemented here for this much longer means the world to me. I want to thank my good Lord and savior Jesus Christ first and foremost for just giving this opportunity and these blessings. I want to thank my wife. She’s been my rock. She’s been my biggest supporter throughout all of this. My friends, my family as well. I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, coach [Doug] Pederson, the entire organization, all of my teammates for supporting me. It’s going to be a fun ride. By no means is the work done. We’re just getting started. This year is going to be special, and I look forward to seeing you guys on Sundays at The Linc this fall. Thanks again. God bless. And go Eagles!”
The Eagles had made it clear that they were looking to get a long-term deal in place with Wentz this offseason after allowing Nick Foles to depart in free agency.
Wentz has dealt with injuries in recent years including a torn ACL and a back fracture.
This contract will be interesting, given that it could impact other quarterbacks around the league including Dak Prescott and Jared Goff, who are both in line for extensions.
Wentz, 26, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2016. He was entering final year of his four-year, $26.7 million contract that included a $16.7 million signing bonus and set to make a base salary of $4.08 million in 2019.
The Eagles picked up his fifth-year option that would have cost them $22.78 million for the 2020 season.
In 2018, Wentz appeared in 11 games for the Eagles and completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 93 yards.