Jalen Hurts is staying in Philly for the long haul after signing a contract extension with the Eagles worth $255 million.
A five-year, $255 million contract agreement between the Eagles and their star quarterback was reached on Monday; according to insiders, this makes him the player with the highest annual salary in NFL history.
Hurts’ contract includes the first no-trade clause in Eagles history, $179.304 million in total guarantees, including $126.5 million fully guaranteed by March 2024 and $110 million fully guaranteed at signing. These guarantees and the first no-trade clause are further indications of the team’s confidence in Hurts, who is still only 24 years old.
The Eagles quarterback has the potential to earn up to $274.304 million through 2028 with the addition of $15 million in incentives, including $4.304 million that would have been his due this season in the final year of his original rookie contract.
Hurts receives a raise in 2023 along with a $23.294 million signing bonus. By the start of the following year, 2024, he will earn $64 million. With a deal that maintains their flexibility to keep the club together around him, the Eagles have him under contract for the following six years.
Nicole Lynn, Hurts’ representative, reportedly closed the deal, which is thought to be the biggest contract ever signed by a female agent.
Hurts, who was selected 53rd overall in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, started four games that year before taking over as the regular starting the following year. Hurts’ third NFL season was his best; he ran for an additional 760 yards and 13 touchdowns while completing 66.5% of his throws for 22 touchdowns and six interceptions. Hurts was selected for the Pro Bowl and guided the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII.
Hurts’ new contract has the second-largest total guarantee in NFL history—$179.304 million—behind only Deshaun Watson’s five-year, $230 million fully guaranteed deal with the Browns last year. Hurts’ $110 million fully guaranteed contract was the third-highest at the time of signing, behind Watson and Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson. Only the 10-year, $450 million agreement Patrick Mahomes signed with the Chiefs in 2020 is worth more money overall in NFL history.
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