Wentz, Eagles agree on four-year contract extension

The Philadelphia Eagles and QB Carson Wentz have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season, the team announced today.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles are giving Carson Wentz a four-year, $128 million contract extension that include guarantees over $107 million, per source. Wentz’s total deal is now six years for $154 million, per source.

 Originally selected by Philadelphia with the second overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, Wentz has completed 923 of 1,448 attempts (63.7%) for 10,152 yards, 70 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and a 92.5 passer rating in 40 career games. Since his record-breaking season in 2017, Wentz ranks third in the NFL in passing touchdowns per game (2.3), trailing onlyPatrick Mahomes (3.1) and Andrew Luck (2.4), and fifth in passer rating (102.0), behind Mahomes (111.7), Drew Brees (109.5), Deshaun Watson(103.1) and Russell Wilson (102.1) (min. 500 attempts).

Last season, Wentz ranked third in the NFL with a franchise-record 69.6% completion percentage and finished seventh with a career-high 102.2 passer rating (min. 250 attempts). The 26-year-old also became just the third quarterback in NFL history to register a 100-plus passer rating in two of their first three seasons, joining Jared Goff (2017-18) and Russell Wilson (2012-13).

 In 2017, Wentz led the Super Bowl LII-winning Eagles to an 11-2 record in games that he started and established a single-season team record with 33 passing touchdowns, breaking the previous mark of 32 set by Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen in 1961. Wentz ranked first in the NFL in passing touchdowns per game (2.5), second in passing touchdowns, trailing only Russell Wilson (34), and fourth in passer rating (101.9) (min. 250 attempts). He collected second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors and finished third in MVP voting, behind Tom Brady and Todd Gurley II.

 

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