Eagles Pick Up Options On Six Players


The Philadelphia Eagles officially exercised options on six players including QB Carson Wentz on Thursday, according to the NFL’s transactions list. 

The full list of options picked up by Philadelphia includes:

These are likely just procedural moves for the Eagles. 

Wentz, 27, 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 when the Eagles picked up his fifth-year option that would have cost them $22.78 million for the 2020 season.

Philadelphia later signed Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension that includes guarantees over $107 million. He stands to make base salaries of $1,383,000 and $15,400,000 over the next two years of the agreement.  

In 2019, Wentz appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 4,039 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed 243 yards and a touchdown.

Jeffery, 30, was taken in the second round of the 2012 NFL draft by the Bears. He played out the final year of his four-year, $4.54 million rookie contract with Chicago before agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Eagles in 2017. 

Jeffery later signed a four-year, $52 million deal with Philadelphia and will make a base salary of $9,910,000 for the 2020 season. 

In 2019, Jeffery appeared in 10 games for the Eagles and caught 43 passes for 490 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for two yards and a touchdown.

Ertz, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He’s in the fifth year of his six-year, $43.64 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed.

Ertz stands to make base salaries of $7.25 million (2020), and $7.75 million (2021) over the remainder of his deal.

In 2019, Ertz appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and caught 88 passes for 916 yards receiving and six touchdowns.

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