The Philadelphia Eagles announced they’ve agreed to a 4-year extension with quarterback Carson Wentz. The Eagles recently exercised Wentz’ fifth-year option from his rookie contract, and now they officially make him their quarterback for the future.
The #Eagles and Carson Wentz have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension through 2024.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 6, 2019
When healthy, Carson Wentz is among the top quarterbacks in the league. Before tearing his ACL in 2017 Wentz was arguably the favorite to take home the NFL MVP award. Wentz still added some accolades to his resume, making second-team All-Pro and earning a spot in the Pro Bowl. Unfortunately, Wentz has battled that torn ACL and a back injury in the past two years. This extension, on top of letting Nick Foles walk in free agency, clearly shows the Eagles trust that he’ll return to elite form.
This is a record-setting contract, as Wentz’ $107 million-plus in guaranteed money eclipses Russell Wilson’s previous record, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wentz’ deal is currently slated for 4-years, $128 million, but has a maximum total value of $144 million.
Carson Wentz’s deal also can escalate from $128 million to a max value of $144 million, per source. https://t.co/ye8feLiGSy
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2019
Carson Wentz has been working tirelessly to make a full recovery in time for next season. He eclipsed 10,000 career passing yards this past season and has started all 40 games he has appeared in. Looking to return to his All-Pro self, the Eagles strong endorsement for Wentz could surely help him get there.