One NFL starting quarterback wearing green just added even more green to his life. That would be Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who received a four-year, $128 million contract extension with $107 million guaranteed from the team, per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.
Eagles are giving Carson Wentz a four-year, $128 million contract extension that include guarantees over $107 million, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2019
Wentz’s total deal is now six years for $154 million, per source.
Wentz, who has just one full season to his name, was tapped as the franchise quarterback of the Eagles since he was drafted No. 2 overall in 2016 right after the Rams' first-overall pick, Jared Goff. However, it hasn't exactly gone as planned for the Eagles or for Wentz, who was on an MVP tear through his first 13 games in 2017 before suffering a knee injury against Goff and LA. Though we all know the story of Nick Foles and his playoff magic that finished the job for Wentz later that season, the team and its fans always knew that the future needed to belong to the North Dakota State product.
If you don't totally believe in the guy, however, perhaps the details of the new deal's financial terms will help illustrate a better idea of how much the Eagles trust in Wentz.
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
Yeah, that's a lot of money for a guy with a lot to prove coming into 2019.
Carson Wentz has to be a man on a mission for Philadelphia this season. He's got to play a full season to quiet those who believe he isn't capable of keeping himself healthy enough to stay on the field, while also playing at a high level to showcase he's still as talented as ever. Not to mention, the Eagles have Super Bowl intentions once again.
There's a lot on his plate, but nothing that this contract says is too much to handle. It shouldn't be, anyway.