Philadelphia Eagles have handed yet another big contract in 2019. This time, the team extended right tackle Lane Johnson, signing him to a four-year deal which will keep him with the organization through 2025.
According to ESPN, Johnson’s new deal is valued at $72 million, which made the 29-year-old the highest-paid tackle in football. The extension also comes with $54 million guaranteed.
“I’m fortunate to be where I’m at,” Johnson said after inking the deal. “Jason playing left, probably being the best, or one of the best if not the best to ever play. I’ve had a lot of great influences over my career and throughout. I never thought I’d be a right tackle my whole career, but here I am and that’s really where I plan to stay.”
Eagles drafted Lane Johnson in 2013 with the fourth overall pick. Since then, Johnson played 90 games in NFL and established himself as arguably the best tackle in football. He made two Pro Bowl appearances in the past two years, while also being named to First-Team All-Pro in 2017.
Besides Johnson, Eagles also signed quarterback Carson Wentz, right guard Brandon Brooks, kicker Jake Elliott, and long-snapper Rick Lovato to new deals in previous months. Reportedly, the next in line is tight end Zach Ertz.