Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported on Monday that the Eagles and quarterback Jalen Hurts agreed to terms on a five-year, $255 million contract extension, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history. Hurts’ new extension includes $179.304 million guaranteed ($110 million fully guaranteed at signing and $126.5 million fully guaranteed by March 2024) and a no-trade clause. Furthermore, Hurts’ no-trade clause is the first in Eagles’ history, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Rapoport and Pelissero also reported that Hurts will get a $23.294 million signing bonus in 2023 and make $64 million through the first new year in 2024.
Highest-paid QBs in the NFL in new money average per year:
1. Jalen Hurts: $51M
2. Aaron Rodgers: $49M
3. Kyler Murray: $46.1M
4. Deshaun Watson: $46M
5. Patrick Mahomes: $45M
6. Josh Allen: $43M
T-7. Daniel Jones: $40M
T-7. Matthew Stafford: $40M
T-7. Dak Prescott: $40M
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 17, 2023
Hurts is coming off an outstanding 2022 season where he finished second in the NFL MVP voting behind Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes and led the Eagles to Super Bowl 57. The former second-round pick completed a career-best 66.5 percent of his passes for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He added 760 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground in his second season as the full-time starter.
It’s been a meteoric rise for Hurts, who went from being Carson Wentz’s backup in 2020 as a second-round pick out of Oklahoma to leading the Eagles to an NFC title and Super Bowl berth. With Hurts under contract through the 2028 season, the Eagles will get ready for the 2023 NFL draft, where they have the Nos. 10 and 30 overall picks in the first round.