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Jalen Hurts' contract: Have Eagles worked out contract extension with franchise QB?

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts is a top-five quarterback in the NFL, and he's undoubtedly not number five.

The third-year pro had a breakout season last year, and he was very close to bringing another Lombardi Trophy to Philly. However, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs happened, so Hurts and Co. will need to try again in 2023.


However, before the start of the 2023 NFL season, there's a little discussion that Hurts might need to have with the Philadelphia Eagles front office, and it's about his contract.

He's undoubtedly in the NFL's upper echelon of shot callers, but he's still on his rookie scale contract. Let's examine whether Hurts has worked out a contract extension with the Eagles.

Have Eagles worked out contract extension with Jalen Hurts?

The Philadelphia Eagles are yet to work out a contract extension with their All-Pro quarterback Jalen Hurts.


At the moment, Hurts is about to enter the last year of his rookie contract, which was signed in 2020 when he was drafted in the second round of that year's NFL draft. The contract is a four-year deal worth $6,025,171.

If Jalen Hurts signed a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles today, a fair market deal for his calibre of player would be a six-year $265,373,424 deal. That contract will ensure he earns $44,228,904 annually, making him the NFL's sixth-best-paid quarterback (and player).

Jalen Hurts Career Stat Line

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted Jalen Hurts with the 53rd overall pick of the 2020 NFL draft. Hurts was a second-round pick in that draft, which will forever put a chip on his broad shoulders.


His first season with the Eagles was mainly spent as a backup to Carson Wentz, who was once an MVP frontrunner in his heydays. However, due to poor form, Wentz was benched for Hurts in week 13, and Hurts hasn't looked back since then.

He posted a stat line of 1,061 passing yards and four interceptions in his first season in the pros. He also added 354 rushing yards and three rushing scores for good measure.

Hurts entered the 2021 season as the Eagles' undisputed starting quarterback, and he most certainly played that way. He led the Eagles to a playoff push and regularly outplayed more experienced QBs. He put up a stat line of 3,144 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions in 15 games. He also added 784 rushing yards and 10 ground TDs for good measure.

2022 was Hurts' year, as he showed the NFL that he's that guy. Hurts led the Eagles to the joint-best record in the league and finished second in regular season MVP voting.

He was majestic all season, slinging passes like a boss and recording rushing TDs like Micheal Vick. It didn't come more spectacular than that for Philly fans. Undoubtedly, Hurts and Co. fell short at the last hurdle, as they lost Super Bowl LVII to the Kansas City Chiefs in a super close contest.

Hurts racked up a career-best stat line of 3,701 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, and six interceptions. He also added 760 rushing yards and an astonishing 13 ground scores.

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