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Eagles hope to give Jalen Hurts a contract extension ‘relatively soon’

Jalen Hurts (#1) runs for a 26-yard touchdown for Eagles versus Vikings on Monday Night Football
Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

What’s not up for questioning is Jalen Hurts’ ability to be a franchise quarterback.

What is currently in question is whether he’ll be one in Philadelphia.

Hurts is entering the final year of his rookie contract and since he was not a first-round pick his contract does not include a fifth-year option. This means that a new deal for Hurts is a top priority for general manager Howie Roseman who is hopeful that the team will come to an agreement with its quarterback.

“It’s no secret that at some time relatively soon we want to extend our quarterback,” Roseman said according to ESPN, “so our whole roster building is going to kind of turn a little bit here from a quarterback on a rookie deal towards a quarterback hopefully on a long-term deal — not that we have anything done, but obviously our goal is to keep Jalen here for a long time.”

In his third year with the Eagles, Hurts had his breakout season as he cemented himself as one of the best young quarterbacks in the league by leading his team to the Super Bowl. Although the Eagles ultimately fell to the Kansas City Chiefs, Hurts had a spectacular game accounting for 374 yards and four touchdowns in the 38-35 loss.

And based on the current quarterback market, Hurts’ new deal could very likely exceed $40 million annually.

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