Published: Tue, June 11, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Carson Wentz agrees to 4-year extension with Eagles

Carson Wentz agrees to 4-year extension with Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Carson Wentz to a four-year, $128 million contract extension. His new contract is similar to Russell Wilson's extension with the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason, which was a four-year deal worth $140 million and $107 million guaranteed, making the Eagles' QB one of the highest-paid players in the league.

The agreement will keep Wentz with the Eagles through the 2024 season.

"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", Wentz said in a video posted on Twitter.

"It means the world to me". "From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special".

"It's going to be a fun ride".

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The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Mississippi State, was originally selected by the Cowboys in the fourth round (135th pick overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He finished third in MVP balloting in 2017, when he passed for a franchise-record 33 touchdowns in 13 games before tearing the ACL in his left knee. Nick Foles went on to lead the Eagles to the Super Bowl title. After playing in all 16 games as a rookie, he has missed eight games over the past two seasons, including five previous year.

Wentz missed the first two games of last season due to the same injury.

Wentz got hurt again a year ago, missing the last three games with a back injury and again Foles led the Eagles to the playoffs and a postseason win. He finished with 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions with a 69.6% completion rate.

Wentz has looked healthy and sharp during OTA workouts so far this summer.

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