Eagles extending Jalen Hurts

After almost winning the Super Bowl last season, the quarterback is staying in Philly for another five seasons

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The current Super Bowl runner-up is keeping their quarterback locked into the franchise. That’s because the Philadelphia Eagles are extending Jalen Hurts’ contract for another five years, in a deal worth $255 million, with $179.3 million guaranteed, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal also includes a no-trade clause, which avoids other teams from pursuing the player in the near future. With these numbers, Hurts becomes now the highest-paid player in NFL history, earning an average of $51 million per season.

Hurts, 24, has only three seasons in the NFL since he was drafted, in 2020. With his rookie contract end approaching, the franchise acted quickly to secure he is staying longer with the team. Will he go to another Super Bowl with the Eagles?

The last time he was there, in Super Bowl LVII, although the Eagles lost, Hurts had a great individual performance. He completed 27 out of 38 passes, for 304 yards and one touchdown. He also ran 15 times with the ball, having 70 yards and another three TDs.

Jalen Hurts

Coming out of Oklahoma University in his senior year (he also played for Alabama before that), Hurts was only selected in the second round of the 2020 draft. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted him with the no. 53 overall pick.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, his rookie season was different (for everybody). He played 15 games that year but he threw the ball much less than in the upcoming seasons. Now, after three years in the league, he has played 45 games in the regular season, completing 648 passes in 1,040 attempts (62.3%). He records 7,906 yards, 44 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Hurts is also a threat running the ball. In 367 carries the QB has 1,898 yards and another 26 TDs.

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