More details surrounding Jalen Hurts record-breaking contract
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The football world has been in awe since Monday as Jalen Hurts received a record-breaking contract.
As a former Alabama quarterback, the native Texan deserved it. He endured haters, naysayers, doubters, and critics, but he remained confident in his abilities as a quarterback. Hurts responded to the Philadelphia Eagles’ trust in him by delivering the franchise to a Super Bowl appearance last year. He outplayed Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs on the National Football League’s biggest stage; however, the Eagles’ defense could not stop Mahomes. He produced statistics in his third season that had him in conversations to be the league’s Most Valuable Player. We knew Philadelphia would reward Hurts with a massive new contract, but the details of the deal made jaws drop. He got $255 million for five years, including $179.304 million in guarantees.
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According to several NFL insiders, Hurts’ deal comes with a no-trade clause.
The #Eagles and Jalen Hurts agreed to terms on a five-year, $255 million contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, sources tell me and @RapSheet.@AgentNicoleLynn negotiated the deal, which includes $179.304M in guarantees and a no-trade clause. pic.twitter.com/NsLzULcE1M
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 17, 2023
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The #Eagles and Jalen Hurts agreed to terms on a 5-year, $255M contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history, sources tell me and @TomPelissero.@AgentNicoleLynn did the deal, which includes $179.304M in guarantees and a no-trade clause. pic.twitter.com/UNzVumGgoA
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 17, 2023
Eagles and Jalen Hurts reached agreement on a five-year, $255 million extension, including $179.304 million guaranteed, per source.
Hurts becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history in a deal negotiated by Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group and Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman. pic.twitter.com/DXG0ZWzsGJ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 17, 2023
ESPN’s Field Yates reports Hurts will be the highest-paid quarterback each year on average.
He will make more yearly ($51 million) than Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Daniel Jones, Matthew Stafford, and Dak Prescott.
Highest-paid QBs in the NFL in new money average per year:
1. Jalen Hurts: $51M
2. Aaron Rodgers: $49M
3. Kyler Murray: $46.1M
4. Deshaun Watson: $46M
5. Patrick Mahomes: $45M
6. Josh Allen: $43M
T-7. Daniel Jones: $40M
T-7. Matthew Stafford: $40M
T-7. Dak Prescott: $40M
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 17, 2023
Albert Breer, a Senior NFL Reporter for the Monday Morning Quarterback, unveiled more details from Hurts’ deal.
Details on the 5-year extension for Eagles QB Jalen Hurts …
• $255 million in new money over 5 new years.
• Deal gives Philly his rights through 2028.
• $179 million guaranteed against injury.
• No-trade clause.
Some key details still to uncover. But huge deal either way.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 17, 2023
More details are still being uncovered, but Monday was a special day for Hurts. The Eagles believe it has a quarterback that will deliver another Super Bowl championship to it. He went through adversity, but it made him a better player and person.
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