Jalen Hurts Becomes Highest-Paid Player In NFL History

Jalen Hurts Becomes Highest-Paid Player In NFL History With 5-Year, $255 Million Contract Extension

Jalen Hurts will be staying in Philadelphia for years to come, and he’ll be making that bag while doing so.

On Monday, Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to terms and sealed the deal on a five-year, $255 million contract extension. This deal now makes Hurts the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Hurts Signs Historic Contract Extension, The Biggest Ever Completed By A Female Agent

According to the NFL, the breakdown of the new deal goes as follows.

Hurts has “$179.304 million in total guarantees, including $110 million fully guaranteed at signing and $126.5 million fully guaranteed by March 2024, as well as the first no-trade clause in Eagles history.”

Not only is Hurts making history with this new deal, but his agent Nicole Lynn is also. Lynn negotiated the deal, which is also believed to be the biggest contract ever completed by a female agent.

RELATED: Black History Month Spotlight: Nicole Lynn Becomes 1st Black Woman Agent To Represent An NFL Quarterback In The Super Bowl

Jalen Hurts was heading into the final year of his rookie contract before he agreed to this most recent extension.

Jalen Hurts: A Background On His NFL Career

As a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Hurts helped the Eagles clinch a playoff berth in 2021. This was also his very first year as the team’s starting quarterback.

Last season, Hurts won 14 of his 15 regular season starts in an MVP-worthy performance.

In the playoffs, Hurts completed 66.7 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and no picks.

In Super Bowl LVII alone, Hurts put together one of the best individual efforts by a quarterback in Super Bowl history, despite dealing with a lingering injury.

He threw for 304 yards and scored a touchdown against the Chiefs, completing over 71 percent of his passes.

Lamar Jackson’s Contract Drama Looms Large Amidst Hurts’ Historic $225 Million Extension

Hurts even ran for three touchdowns, tying Terrell Davis’ 25-year-old Super Bowl record.

In the background of Hurts’ historical extension, ongoing contract drama between Lamar Jackson and the Ravens looms large.

Jackson recently asked for a trade after Baltimore placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on the former league MVP. According to reports, Jackson hopes for a guaranteed deal that will include at least $200 million.


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