Eagles Sign RT Lane Johnson To Four-Year, $72M Extension

     

Update:

Lane Johnson has confirmed the news via his Twitter account. 


Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Eagles have agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension with right tackle Lane Johnson that includes $54.595 guaranteed.

According to Garafolo, this contract is the largest deal for an NFL offensive lineman in history on a per-year and guarantee basis.

Jason La Canfora reported a few weeks ago that Eagles GM Howie Roseman was working on securing contract extensions with three core Eagles players including TE Zach Ertz, S Malcolm Jenkins and Johnson, so it’s possible that other moves could be coming from Philadelphia. 

Johnson, 29, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2013. He had one year remaining on his four-year, $19.853 million rookie contract when the Eagles elected to sign him to a five-year extension worth $56.26 million that can max out at $60.01 million based on Pro Bowl escalators back in 2016. 

Johnson is set to make base salaries of $8.835 million and $8.315 million over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2019, Johnson has started 10 games for the Eagles at right tackle. He’s rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 2 offensive tackle out of 73 qualifying players. 

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