Carson Wentz will be with the Eagles for the foreseeable future.
Philadelphia and the 26-year-old quarterback have agreed to a four-year contract extension that will run through the 2024 season, the team announced Thursday. The deal is worth $128 million, with at least $107 million guaranteed, according to ESPN.
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.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2019
“Can’t even explain to you how excited I am right now to be a part of this city for this many more years. It means the world to me,” Wentz said in a video posted to Twitter. “From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special. I knew they had the most passionate fans in the world, in all of sports.
“I knew we had the opportunity to build something truly special here. To be cemented here for this much longer means the world to me.”
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) June 6, 2019
The Eagles originally selected Wentz out of North Dakota St. with the second pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He has completed 63.7% of his passes and thrown for 70 touchdowns, along with 28 interceptions, in 40 career games.
“It’s going to be a fun ride,” Wentz said. “By no means is the work done. We’re just getting started. This year is going to be special.”
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 7, 2019
Wentz tore his ACL in December 2017 and missed the rest of that year as his backup, Nick Foles, led the team to the Super Bowl. He then suffered a stress fracture in his back last season.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson told reporters earlier this week Wentz has looked “strong” during OTAs.
“His lower body is strong,” Pederson said. “His arm is strong. You are seeing the things that we saw a couple of years ago when he was healthy, obviously. He’s leading the offense, leading the team, and really doing a nice job out there.”
Foles left the Eagles and signed a four-year, $88 million contract with the Jaguars in March.