The winners and losers of Jalen Hurts' deal with the Eagles: What it means for Lamar Jackson
In an offseason full of quarterback turmoil, Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles took the exact opposite path to finalize a long-term contract deal on Monday.
The 2020 second-round draft pick who led the Eagles to the Super Bowl this year did not go into hiding, did not tweet his trade request, and did not want a fully guaranteed deal.
Instead, Hurts and the Eagles agreed to terms until 2028 in what appears to be a win-win situation for both parties.
The agreement has significant consequences for other quarterbacks, including Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens,
Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers, and Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals.
So, who won and who lost in this transaction? Let's dissect it. Winners Hurts: To say the obvious, Hurts just made a fortune.
Over the course of his five-year deal (which begins in 2024), he is expected to earn a record $51 million per year.
A person with knowledge of the details verified to Yahoo Sports that the $255 million package includes $179.3 million in guarantees (the second-most guaranteed new money in league history).
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