The only thing harder than building a Super Bowl-contending team is staying competitive for years, and the Philadelphia Eagles might just be able to pull that off.
GM Howie Roseman didn’t hesitate to ignore all the red flags and trust in Jalen Carter’s talent.
Notably, both parties seem more than eager to get the work going, as Adam Schefter reported Carter has already signed a four-year, fully-guaranteed deal worth $21.8 million, becoming the first first-round pick to ink his signature this season.
Eagles’ DT Jalen Carter is now the first 2024 1st-round pick to reach agreement, landing a 4-year, fully-guaranteed $21,806,184 deal, per source. Deal negotiated by Drew Rosenhaus, Ryan Matha and Jason Rosenhaus with Eagles officials Howie Roseman, Jake Rosenberg, Bryce Johnston. pic.twitter.com/JqejghYuWC
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 4, 2023
Carter has everything in his favor to be a generational player in the National Football League.
He stood out in Georgia’s star-studded, historically-great defense over the past two years.
He’ll join Devonte Wyatt, Tavon Walker, and Jordan Davis as Bulldogs in the NFL, and he has a chance to be the best of them all.
He played through injuries last season and showed his natural leadership from time to time.
However, there were several questions and doubts about his character, work ethic, and shape throughout his draft process.
He was involved in a fatal car crash, and there were reports of laziness and not being 100% focused on football, not to mention the fact that he wasn’t even able to finish his drills during his Pro Day.
Still, Carter just turned 22 years old and will now join a winning organization that won’t let him fall off the tracks, and he might as well become the defensive anchor that could lead the Eagles to multiple Super Bowl runs for years to come.NEXT: Peter Schrager Clears The Air About Recent Eagles Draft Report