Carson Wentz’s future in Philly is secure.
The Eagles on Monday announced they have exercised the fifth-year option on the quarterback’s contract.
The move keeps Wentz with the team through at least the 2020 season.
Roster Move: #Eagles have exercised QB Carson Wentz’s fifth-year option.#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/axzedktRCZ
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) April 29, 2019
The option will be worth $22.783 million for Wentz in 2020, which is a significant boost from the approximately $4 million he earned in 2019, and it surely won’t be his last deal considering the Eagles have been open about wanting to lock Wentz up long-term.
The Seahawks signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a record four-year contract extension worth $140 million earlier this month to make him the league’s highest-paid player. Some believe Wentz could beat those numbers if he’s healthy and productive this upcoming season.
Wentz, 26, was selected by Philadelphia with the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. After a promising rookie season, he was in the MVP discussion in 2017 before suffering a season-ending injury and being forced to watch backup Nick Foles guide the Eagles to a Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots.
Wentz has completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 10,152 yards, 70 touchdowns, 28 interceptions and 23 wins in 40 career games.