Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles agree to four-year, $128 million contract extension


Carson Wentz met with the media after the Eagles opened their voluntary offseason workout program Monday.
Martin Frank, The News Journal

The Philadelphia Eagles have locked in their franchise quarterback. 

Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Twitter Thursday night.

The 26-year-old quarterback will be under contract through 2024. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the deal is for four years and as much as $128 million that includes guarantees of more than $107 million. That guarantee eclipses that of Seattle’s Russell Wilson, who had signed a four-year deal worth $140 million, with $107 million guaranteed.

Wentz, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft, posted a short video on Twitter with his reaction to the news.

“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 the video. “It means the world to me. From the moment I got drafted here I knew this place was special.”

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