Jalen Hurts massive 5-years $255M contract extension with Eagles draws hilarious mockery from NFL fans directed at Lamar Jackson

Star quarterback Jalen Hurts recently signed a whopping 5-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles, sending shockwaves through the NFL community, however, the news sparked hilarious mockery from NFL fans, with many taking playful jabs at the Baltimore Ravens veteran quarterback Lamar Jackson.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday, Hurts and the Eagles agreed to a deal worth $255 million over five years with $179.30 million guaranteed and a no-trade clause including a $51 million annual salary, making him the highest-paid player in the history of the NFL.

Amid the offseason full of QB deal drama, the 2020 second-round draft pick, and his team committed to each other through 2028 without Jalen sending a trade request to the team nor insisting on a fully guaranteed contract and a long-term deal was a much-needed treat for him after he enjoyed a breakout year by helping the Eagles reach the Super Bowl.

How will the contract of Jalen Hurts affect Lamar Jackson’s negotiations?

NFL reporter Dov Kleiman tweeted Jalen’s $255 million deal might pave the way for Lamar, the Bengals’ Joe Burrow, and the Chargers’ Justin Herbert, and they will try to beat Hurts’ deal.

A league insider also disclosed to Heavy that Hurts contract extension will help Lamar get his expected amount.

“Whatever Lamar is asking for, this Hurts deal helps him. Lamar is a better quarterback, with a larger body of work, and Hurts did an extremely team-friendly deal after one really good season” he said.

However, former NFL Executive of the Year Randy Mueller cited there is little precedent for a contract extension of this magnitude being negotiated without an agent and the Ravens offered the best value for him, hence, Jalen’s new deal will not have any impact on Jackson’s negotiations.

“I think this has little impact on Lamar. The Ravens have valued him the best way they see fit. Another deal should not change their way of thinking.”

The Ravens QB reportedly turned down a deal with $200 million in guaranteed money as he was probably eyeing a deal like Deshaun Watson’s $230 million fully guaranteed deal or more than that, however, Hurts’ deal includes about $179 million guaranteed money, hence, it might not impact Jackson’s ongoing trade saga as predicted by many fans and pundits.

Fans Jump to Jackson Memes after the contract extension of Hurts

Twitter was abuzz with memes and jokes comparing Hurts’ contract extension to Jackson’s current contract situation while sharing memes of the Ravens star player being shocked at the deal.

However, many fans believe Philly’s new deal will benefit Lamar, Burrow, and Herbert and shared funny memes of these three celebrating following the contract.

While NFL fans had a field day with the news of Hurts’ contract extension, it’s all in good fun, and both Hurts and Jackson have bright futures ahead of them in the NFL. However, the Ravens’ next move regarding their veteran QB may raise fan’s eyebrows in the upcoming days.


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Maliha works as a content writer in Sportszion specializing in NFL and NBA. She has completed her graduation and post-graduation, majoring in MIS (Management Information Systems). She loves analyzing sports and keeping fans updated with the latest sport buzzes.


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