Eagles Make Jalen Hurts Highest Paid QB In NFL History

The Philadelphia Eagles have inked quarterback Jalen Hurts to a massive 5-year, $255 million contract extension, including $179,304 million guaranteed, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

The deal also includes a no-trade clause, the first Eagles player to have that in their contract, Schefter adds. 

Hurts, who led his Philadelphia club to a Super Bowl appearance last season albeit in a loss to the Kanas City Chiefs, now reportedly becomes the highest paid quarterback in NFL history averaging $51 million in new money yearly, per ESPN's Field Yates. 

Hurts, 24, finished second as an MVP finalist last season after completing a career season in his 2022-23 campaign. He recorded 3,701 passing yards, with 22 touchdowns against six interceptions, and also rushed for 760 yards with another 13 scores in the end zone. 

The former second-rounder by the Eagles in 2020 showed exponential growth in his second full season as a starter for Philly after he went from 19th in QBR (54.6) to fourth last season (66.4). He also scored three rushing touchdowns in Super Bowl LVII, the most in history for a quarterback. 

The next quarterbacks in line for a huge contract are Lamar Jackson, Joe Burrow, and Justin Herbert. Although Hurts contract is the largest in NFL history, he still did not surpass the guaranteed dollars that QB Deshaun Watson was given by the Cleveland Browns last summer at $230 million. 

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