On Thursday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles locked up star quarterback Carson Wentz with a four-year contract extension.
The move was expected to happen before the kickoff of the 2019 season and will set in motion contracts for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff from the 2016 draft class.
Wentz dealt with season-ending injuries in each of the last two seasons and was forced to watch his team win a Super Bowl from the bench.
However, after Nick Foles left in free agency for the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Eagles made it clear Wentz is their present and future.
Wentz signed a four-year extension worth $128 million with $107 guaranteed.
Eagles are giving Carson Wentz a four-year, $128 million contract extension that include guarantees over $107 million, per source.
Wentz’s total deal is now six years for $154 million, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2019
After going 7-9 as a rookie in 2016, Wentz led the Eagles to an 11-2 record in 2017, earning Pro Bowl honors and MVP votes in the process. A torn ACL derailed his season, but the Eagles went on to take down the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
Healthy and ready for his fourth season, the former No. 2 overall out of North Dakota State is set to lead the Eagles for the next six seasons.
After his injury history, Wentz couldn’t quite reach Russell Wilson’s new contract. However, we’re sure he’ll take the extra cash he’ll earn on his new deal.