Well, Philadelphia Eagles fans the moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. On Thursday evening it was announced that Carson Wentz and the team had agreed on a four-year contract extension.
The move will keep the 2016 number two pick in Philly through 2024. Now that that’s out of the way lets dig deeper into what this means going forward.
Howie strikes again
When you know you have a franchise quarterback you make sure he’s taken care of. Over the next four years, Wentz will make $128 million. This equates to roughly $32 million a season. The deal also has a max value of $144 million. Furthermore, the deal includes an NFL record $107 million in guaranteed money. Now compare this to the deal kirk Cousins signed last year. He’s making 28 million over three years. It’s almost not fair to pay an extra four million for a far superior quarterback.
The deal will also make Wentz the 4th highest paid quarterback in the NFL. The move also comes at the perfect time. Guys like Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott are next up for big deals and I’m sure the market price will continue to skyrocket. By securing the deal now the 26-year-old quarterback is locked in at a great price which could turn into a bargain.
Stats to back it up
Wentz through three seasons has 70 touchdowns to just 28 interceptions with 10,152 passing yards. He is 23-17 through his first three seasons as a starter. The 23 wins are one shy of the franchise record set by Donovan McNabb (24). Last season Wentz finished third in the NFL in completion percentage at 69.6%. This also set a franchise record. Finally, he finished with a 102.2 quarterback rating good enough for 7th in the NFL.
Taking care of their own
Now that Wentz is signed take a look at this list. Now one of 11 players locked up for at least the next three years at least it’s safe to say the Eagles Super Bowl window is wide open.
The only thing left to do now is to pay Malcolm Jenkins. Howie Roseman has done a great job of getting the right guys secured long term. Key parts of the last Super Bowl team are here to stay. Congrats again Wentz on the contract extension we look forward to your next four years in midnight green. It’s his turn to bring a super bowl to Philly.
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All stats via NFL.com
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