Philadelphia Eagles are officially all-in on quarterback Carson Wentz. After letting Nick Foles go, to remove any doubts about the starter for 2019, Eagles now also gave Wentz a big-time extension.
The team announced on Friday that they have agreed to a four-year extension with Wentz, which will keep him with the franchise through 2024. The 26-year-old signal caller has two years left on his rookie deal.
According to ESPN‘s Adam Schefter, Wentz’s deal is worth $128 million with $107.9 million guaranteed. He will receive $66 million as a signing bonus while having an opportunity to earn $16 million more through bonuses.
Eagles confirmed the deal on their official social media.
“I can’t even explain to you how excited I am right now to be a part of this great city for this many more years. It means the world to me.” – said Wentz in a video published on Twitter. “From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special.”
Philadelphia Eagles took Carson Wentz second overall in 2016 NFL Draft and made him the team’s starting QB in his rookie year. After a solid first year in the league, Wentz had a breakthrough season in 2017 in which he was an MVP candidate until he tore his ACL in Week 14 game against Los Angeles Rams.
In 2018, Wentz also struggled with injuries, having to end the season prematurely due to back problems. He played 11 games last season, completing 69.6 percent of his passes for 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns.