NFL trade: Eagles secure promising future with QB Jalen Hurts with 5-years contract extension reportedly valued at $255million

Hard work pays off! Jalen Hurts, the Philadelphia Eagles franchise quarterback and the team reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension after Hurts’ first two seasons with the team revealed a promising outcome.

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The Eagles selected Hurt in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, however, their selection drew a lot of criticism at the time because they passed on several viable defensive options and Carson Wentz’s arsenal of weapons in favor of a developing quarterback. Jalen, a contentious rookie, finished the 2020 season with a passer rating of 77.6, 1,061 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions in 15 games.

The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2022 season has gotten off to an amazing start thanks in large part to the QB, who has developed into a great weapon for the team and is emerging as a Super Bowl contender. JH led the Eagles with 304 passing yards and 70 rushing yards while completing 71% of his 38 throws, though, later his team met a 38-35 loss against the Kanas City Chiefs.

Jalen Hurts’ record-breaking contract with the Philadelphia Eagles

The quarterback and the Eagles reached a five-year, $255 million agreement on Monday, according to Adam Schefter’s report, including $179.304 million in guaranteed money and a $23,294,000 signing bonus. At just 24 years old, he has surpassed all previous players to earn an average of $51 million per year, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. The quarterback has already surpassed Aaron Rodgers’ prior record of $50.3 million through this lucrative contract.

In terms of highest AAV, guaranteed money, and total value,  The 24-year-old quarterback’s current contract is among the top three in NFL history. The first no-trade clause ever included in an Eagles contract, Jalens’ agreement set another milestone.

The Philli star is the only person in team history to have 1,000 yards of total offense through three games and 1,050 yards of the combined offense who won NFC Offensive Player of the Year in 2023 despite their loss to the Chiefs.

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The QB was named as an MVP finalist, though, Patrick Mahomes later snatched the title. Additionally, he also emerged as the recipient of the 64th Bert Bell Professional Player of the Year Award.

In conclusion, The Eagles’ decision to sign Hurts to a long-term extension proves his promising career and the teams’ confidence in him as their franchise quarterback. 


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