The Philadelphia Eagles have set the new standard for what a franchise quarterback’s contract should look like.
QB Jalen Hurts signed a five-year extension worth a whopping $255 million.
More than that, Hurts also agreed to $179 million guaranteed, just in a time when guaranteed money has become a huge talking point in NFL circles.
So, when asked about whether he would’ve and could’ve demanded a fully-guaranteed contract, Hurts claimed that ‘it takes a village’ to build one of the best teams in the league, adding that ‘money is great, but championships are better.’
#eagles QB Jalen Hurts was asked why he didn’t want a fully guaranteed contract. Hurts went on to say when you look at the best teams in the league “it takes a village”. Hurts added that they have something special building in Philly.
“Money is nice. Championships are better.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) April 24, 2023
Of course, it’s not like Hurts took a huge discount to help the team build a roster around him.
Even so, he seemingly had all the leverage in his contract talks, as the Eagles were reportedly willing to meet every single one of his terms just to get a deal done as soon as possible.
All things considered, it’s nice to see a player favoring team and roster-building for the sake of success, just like Tom Brady did for most of his time with the New England Patriots.
The Eagles have a stacked roster on both sides of the field, and they should be a top candidate to come out of the NFC next season.
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