When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Carson Wentz No. 2 overall out of North Dakota State in 2016 there was plenty of uncertainty as to whether an FCS quarterback could lead them to the promised land. Fast-forward to 2019 and Wentz (when healthy) has firmly established himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the league – and the Eagles are committed to keeping him.
On Thursday the Eagles announced that they had come to terms with Wentz on a contract extension that runs through 2024. Terms of the deal beyond its length have not yet been revealed.
Though Carson Wentz navigated the Eagles through the majority of their last two seasons, his injuries have kept him from enjoying the fruits of his labors in the post-season. Backup quarterback Nick Foles led the Eagles to the team’s first-ever Super Bowl victory in 2017, and followed it up with a Wild Card playoff win over the Chicago Bears in 2018.
But the Eagles ultimately decided to commit to Wentz, letting Foles go in free agency.
The #Eagles and Carson Wentz have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension through 2024.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 6, 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. But an injury forced him to miss the final three games of the season – though with enough of a cushion to secure a top seed in the NFC.
Wentz was 5-6 as a starter for the Eagles in 2019, but he still managed to show incredible improvements in accuracy, efficiency, and yards per game.
The Eagles now have their franchise quarterback locked in for the next several years.