Jun. 17, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Eagles, QB Carson Wentz Agree To Terms On Four-Year Contract Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles announced they have locked up their franchise quarterback. Carson Wentz and the Eagles have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension through 2024.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wentz’s deal is worth $128 million, averaging $32 million per year. Wentz is the first QB of the 2016 draft class to sign an extension; Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff (no. 1) and Dallas Cowboys’ Dak Prescott (no. 135) are waiting on new deals.
Wentz has completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 10,152 yards, 70 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and 92.5 passer rating in 40 career games. In 2017, he led the Birds to an 11-2 record while breaking the franchise’s single season record with 33 touchdown passes. He was also on his way to an MVP season before his season-ending knee injury. Of course, backup quarterback Nick Foles (now with the Jaguars) came in and led the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory.
Moving forward, Wentz needs to prove he can bring the Eagles back to the promise land. He also needs to prove he can stay healthy for a full 16-game season, something he hasn't done since his rookie year in 2016. He will be 32 years old when his extension expires in 2024.