2023-04-18 · 2 min read · NFL/Football
Eagles sign Jalen Hurts to record five-year $255 million extension

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Jalen Hurts is reaping the financial rewards of a breakout 2022 season for the Philadelphia Eagles, with the club announcing Monday that they have inked the 24-year-old to a five-year extension worth $255 million.
That deal, which includes $179.304 million guaranteed, is the biggest contract in terms of average annual value in NFL history at $51 million, slightly surpassing Aaron Rodgers’ mark of $50.3 million.
As part of the extension, Hurts now has a no-trade clause, the first in Eagles history.
The salary-cap numbers for Hurts over the next four seasons will be as follows: $6.15 million in 2023, $13.56 million in 2024, $21.77 million in 2025 and $31.77 million in 2026.
In 2022 the native of Houston, Texas, threw for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns and only six interceptions, while also rushing for 760 yards and 13 scores.
Hurts grew by leaps and bounds in his sophomore NFL campaign, going from 19th in QB rating in 2021 (54.6) to fourth last year (66.4) while also jumping up from 26th in completion percentage (61.3%) to 11th (66.5%) over that same time.
He also got rid of the ball much quicker than in his rookie season, ranked 31st in average time before throwing in 2021 (3.12 seconds), moving up to 16th last season (2.76 seconds).
With a total of 43 touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs, Hurts set a single season record for the Eagles, overtaking Donovan McNabb..
Last season Hurts earned a Pro Bowl selection for the first time and was a Second-team All-Pro, while also being one of five finalists for the regular season MVP trophy, which ultimately went to Patrick Mahomes.
Philly’s second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft is 23-11 as a starter all-time, leading Philly to its first Super Bowl appearance this past season since winning it all during the 2017 campaign, though they came up short in the big game, dropping a 38-35 decision to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Over the 2022 regular season, Hurts went 14-1 as a starter, missing two games after spraining his throwing shoulder, but returned to help them defeat the New York Giants 22-16 in the final week, allowing them to claim home field throughout the playoffs.
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