Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz Signs 4-Year Contract Extension
The Philadelphia Eagles decided to give their franchise quarterback Carson Wentz a four-year contract extension worth $128 million, according to a source. This contract extension is through the year 2024.
Wentz has had some injury problems over the past couple of seasons. During the 2017 season, he had Philadelphia off to a 12-1 start. Then in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams, he tore his ACL. Wentz missed the rest of the season. Nick Foles took over for him and they eventually knocked off the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII that season.
A lot of people thought the Eagles should have kept Nick Foles over Carson Wentz, but Philadelphia’s front office made that decision with no problem and they hope it will be the right move when it is all said and done.
Wentz is already 26 years old and his injuries could be a concern in the long run but when he is healthy, Carson Wentz is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. He could have won the MVP award in the 2017 season but because of his injury, the MVP award went to quarterback Tom Brady of the New England Patriots.
Last season, Wentz completed 69.6 percent of his passes for 3,074 yards 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his career so far, his completion percentage is 63.7 percent. He has also thrown for 10,152 yards 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions.
Carson Wentz also rushed for 93 yards on 34 carries. He also caught one pass for four yards receiving. In his career, Wentz has rushed for 542 yards on 144 carries and two touchdowns. He has also caught two passes for 11 yards receiving.
The Philadelphia Eagles will hope this contract is worth it in the long run. It is also a good thing they got it out of the way now. Carson Wentz is hoping he could deliver another championship to the city of Philadelphia in the near future.
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