4 takeaways from Carson Wentz' record-setting contract extension

4 takeaways from Carson Wentz' record-setting contract extension

4 takeaways from Carson Wentz' record-setting contract extension

The Philadelphia Eagles locked up franchise quarterback Carson Wentz on Thursday, with the sides agreeing to terms on a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season.

Wentz suffered an ACL tear in 2017, which held him out of the Eagles Superbowl run behind quarterback Nick Foles.

Trubisky, like Wentz, was drafted No. 2 overall following a bold trade up and has two years, plus a team-friendly option in 2021 that feels imminent to be exercised next spring, remaining on his rookie deal.

It's a big commitment to a player that has already experienced a wealth of injuries, but apparently, the Eagles believe Wentz is progressing well in his recovery. He has a 32-16 record (compared to Wentz's 23-17 mark). He has started every game, leading Dallas to a pair of NFC East division titles and a playoff win. The contract can reach as high $144 million through incentives. Prescott has 67 touchdown passes, 18 rushing touchdowns and 25 interceptions and has two Pro Bowl appearances.

And with Bears All Pros Eddie Jackson and Tarik Cohen and Pro Bowl alternates Leonard Floyd, Danny Trevathan and Cody Whitehair all approaching contract seasons and the cap hits on Khalil Mack and Eddie Goldman more than doubling in 2020, Chicago's looming cap calisthenics - with or without an early Trubisky extension - could make this past offseason's maneuvering feel like a walk in the park.

Nick Foles spelled Wentz during the team's Super Bowl run and in the playoffs a year ago.

Figuring out where Prescott falls financially would seem to be fairly well-defined by now.

This impacts Prescott in many ways. While they will still be strapped for cash, the Buccaneers can make an extension work at $25 million work with more ease than the expected total of the quarterback market. He also said a new deal would be for "generational money, life-changing money", and that he wanted to be a Cowboy forever.

Based on stats over the last three seasons, Prescott has been better.

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