Eagles Jalen Hurts Is Now The Highest Paid Player In NFL History After Signing A New Deal

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The Philadelphia Eagles have made a major commitment to quarterback Jalen Hurts, signing him to a five-year contract through 2028, according to the team.

The deal is worth a staggering $255 million, making Hurts the highest-paid player in NFL history at the quarterback position, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport revealed that the deal includes a massive $179.304 million in guaranteed money, as well as a no-trade clause. This is a major show of faith in Hurts, who has only played two full seasons as a starter in the NFL.

Last season, Hurts became the youngest quarterback in Eagles history to lead the team to a Super Bowl appearance. However, the Eagles ultimately fell short in the big game, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs. Jalen showed flashes of brilliance throughout the year and was even considered a candidate for the MVP award.

Despite the disappointing end to the season, the Eagles clearly believe in Hurts’ potential. By signing him to this mammoth deal, they are betting that he will continue to develop and become one of the elite quarterbacks in the league.

Of course, with such a massive contract comes added pressure and expectations. Hurts will be expected to perform at an extremely high level for the next five years, and anything less than a Super Bowl victory will likely be seen as a disappointment.

The signing of Hurts to this record-breaking deal also has major implications for other quarterbacks around the league. Players like Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals, and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers will all be looking to top Hurts’ contract.

It remains to be seen which of these young quarterbacks will be the next to cash in, but one thing is clear: Jalen Hurts is now the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history, and the pressure will be on him to justify that massive contract over the next five years.