The Eagles and quarterback Jalen Hurts have signed a $252 million five-year contract extension that will last through the 2028 season.
The deal also includes over $179 million in guaranteed money.
The new contract deal which was negotiated by Hurts’ agent Nicole Lynn and Eagles GM Howie Roseman, saw Hurts become the highest-paid player currently in the history of the NFL.
The $179 million guaranteed pay also ranks as the second highest pay ever handed out in new money, after the Deshaun Watson deal in Cleveland.
Sources also said the new contract also includes a no-trade clause – the first in franchise history.
The Eagles clearly want to keep their best players, no matter the cost. In a February interview, Roseman said “Obviously we want to keep our best players here for the long term. And he’s (Jalen Hurts) certainly one of our best players. So that’s something we’ll keep all the contract talks internal but we’d definitely like to keep Jalen Hurts here long term.”
The Eagles QB can also earn an additional $15 million in incentives, giving him an opportunity to make as much as $274.304 million through 2028, including $4.304 million that he would’ve been due in the last year of his original rookie contract this season.
A second-round pick (53rd overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft, Hurts started four games in 2020 and then took over as the full-time starter the following year. His third NFL season saw his best — Hurts completed 66.5% of his passes for 22 touchdowns and six interceptions, plus another 760 yards and 13 TDs rushing, as he earned a Pro Bowl nod and led the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII.