Jalen Hurts the quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, has signed a record-setting five-year, $255 million contract extension, making him one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.
Hurts had an exceptional season, leading the Eagles to Super Bowl LVII, where they narrowly lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. Hurts’ new deal has been praised by Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, who commended Hurts for his talent and work ethic.
Mahomes signed a 10-year, $450 million extension with the Chiefs in 2020, which ranks fifth in average-per-year value at $45 million. With contracts for Lamar Jackson, Justin Herbert, and Joe Burrow expected soon, Mahomes’ deal could look like one of the best in the NFL.
Mahomes and Reid emphasize the importance of team-friendly deals
Mahomes, who won the Super Bowl against Hurts’ Eagles, spoke to the media and praised Hurts for his talent and his new contract. He emphasized the cultural significance of the recent quarterback deals and applauded the fact that Black quarterbacks are finally getting the deals they deserve.
Meanwhile, Kansas City HC Andy Reid praised Mahomes for his maturity and team-first attitude. Reid emphasized the importance of being flexible with large contracts and praised Mahomes for wanting a team-friendly deal that would allow the team to sign new players.
Hurts’ new contract includes a no-trade clause, the first in Eagles’ history. The total cash is second in NFL history behind Mahomes’ record-breaking 2020 extension. With the money flowing through the NFL offseason, it remains to be seen who will be the next quarterback to secure a massive contract.