Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts just became the highest-paid player in NFL history just 45 games into his career.
Hurts and the Eagles agreed on a five-year extension, a move Philadelphia trumpeted on Monday afternoon as offseason workouts began for the reigning NFC champions.
The Eagles will pay Hurts $255 million, including $179.3 million in total guarantees, ESPN and NFL Network reported. He gets $110 million at signing and another $126.5 million becomes fully guaranteed by March 2024, according to NFL Network.
The Eagles did not disclose financial terms but announced the sides agreed to a contract extension.
Hurts, 24, also gets a full no-trade clause, a first in Eagles franchise history.
Hurts tops the $230 million contract the Cleveland Browns gave quarterback Deshaun Watson last year. Only Watson ($230M) and Cardinals QB Kyler Murray ($189.5M) received more guaranteed money in a single contract than Hurts.
Hurts piloted the Eagles to the Super Bowl last season, where they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs.
A second-round pick drafted to be the backup to Carson Wentz, Hurts is 23-11 as the starter in three seasons (45 games) in Philly.
He has completed 62.3 percent of his passes for 7,906 yards and 44 touchdowns against 19 interceptions. He’s also rushed for 1,898 yards and 26 TDs.
Hurts has led the Eagles to back-to-back playoff appearances.
The Eagles selected Hurts with the 53rd overall pick in the 2020 draft after he played one season at Oklahoma. A national champion at Alabama, Hurts transferred after losing the starting job with the Crimson Tide to Tua Tagovailoa.
–Field Level Media