Carson Wentz: Both sides wanted a contract done now

AP

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz says he and the team were in complete agreement that there was no need to wait on a long-term contract extension.

Asked today why he and the Eagles did a deal now, Wentz said there was a sense from both himself and the team that there’s no time like the present.

“It was something both sides wanted to get done,” Wentz said. “I wanted this to be home for a long time. Ever since being drafted it’s felt like home. As soon as we found something that was a win-win, a really fair opportunity, I jumped at it. Because I love this place. I want to be here for a while.”

Wentz said he didn’t focus a lot on the looming Collective Bargaining Agreement and whether a new deal between the owners and the players’ union would make it possible for franchise quarterbacks to get bigger contracts.

“I kind of left that to my agents, who do an amazing job,” Wentz said.

Time will tell whether Wentz is still thrilled with his contract in its last year, 2024. Right now, however, he says he got exactly the deal he wanted.

37 responses to “Carson Wentz: Both sides wanted a contract done now

  1. Congratulations on the contract extension. The Eagles clearly feel you are worthy of a franchise QB contract extension.
    The skill and ability is clearly there…Carson just has to play to protect himself ala Russell Wilson. Just like the Cowboys showed Dak Wentz film to study from, Wentz… watch a little Russell Wilson film To assist with staying healthy. Big things coming….FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

  2. Highest guaranteed contract in NFL history for a QB that has had 2 season-ending injuries out of his 3 years in the NFL. Why would the Eagles give him so much guaranteed money with his injury history? It’s not like he took a big pay cut overall. for them or anything like Brady does for the Patriots. Do they forget who won the Super Bowl for them?

  3. So did every other team in the NFC East. Ties up huge amount of cap space on a guy who can’t stay healthy.

  4. Nobody in Philly will ever forget whAt nick Foles did for this city & franchise. Ever. That being said, they went with the younger, more talented (not necessarily better) but more talented player. Foles is a Jaguar now, no sense even talking about him unless it’s to wish him & his family well, which everyone here does

  5. Wentz is a elite QB when healthy. Injuries are a gamble,you just don’t know what’s gonna happen to the player.

  6. I would expect the floor for any starting qb to be 24 million/ year after the new cba. Hes going to want an extension in 2 years but thats business. I cant even imagine what seeing that signing bonus is like. Good for him i guess. But his job just got way more stressful. Philly media is going to light him up if he struggles.

  7. My first thought is that he’s young and really naive.
    Then I realized how much in love Eagles fans were with NcNabb and he never delivered anything to Philly. Yeah he can be there for the next 15 years, and if all they get is is a few division titles and maybe a NFC ring along the way, then they’ll be building him a statue next to Rocky.

  8. Rest of the league were also very happy the Eagles have hamstrung their own cap that much.

  9. My first thought is that he’s young and really naive.
    Then I realized how much in love Eagles fans were with NcNabb and he never delivered anything to Philly. Yeah he can be there for the next 15 years, and if all they get is is a few division titles and maybe a NFC ring along the way, then they’ll be building him a statue next to Rocky.

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    Eagles fans (like good fans should) rallied behind their quarterback. And McNabb was generally popular. But he was also brutalized by the fans and sports media. To claim we simply loved McNabb is completely revisionist history to back an undeserved dig at Eagles fans.

    Anyways, we rallied behind Foles when he stepped in and we’ll rally behind Carson. Good luck with your season.

  10. Murf in Southie says:
    June 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm
    Highest guaranteed contract in NFL history for a QB that has had 2 season-ending injuries out of his 3 years in the NFL. Why would the Eagles give him so much guaranteed money with his injury history? It’s not like he took a big pay cut overall. for them or anything like Brady does for the Patriots. Do they forget who won the Super Bowl for them?

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    I get the viewpoint, but here’s the thing: if the eagles don’t give him that money, someone else will. There are 32 guys on planet earth that can play at that level, and half of them are pretty average. And Wentz’s ceiling is likely worth the injury risk. As a fan I’d rather take that risk any day of the week over having a rotating door for average QBs replacing one another every 2-3 seasons.

  11. slimglynn says:
    June 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I wonder if Wentz would have thrown that ball to Jeffrey’s if he would have caught it. What a shame.
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    Or, if the Bears kicker could ever in a hundred chances hit both uprights and miss.Karma bud.Lucky to get TO that game.

  12. For all of you who think this deal hamstrings the Eagles cap-wise, check your facts. The way it’s structured, only about 12% per year counts against the cap in a given year. That leaves approximately 88% available for the rest of the roster. This is a great deal for Wentz AND the team.

  13. Of course Wentz will be happy with the deal in 2024

    Worst case, he can’t stay healthy, and still racked in over 100 million off the deal

    Best case, he’s an perennial MVP candidate who’s contract will be up in the middle of his prime (with 150 million in his bank account already)

  14. The front office made a decision on their franchise qb solely based off of the amount already invested (draft capital). If the gm didn’t spend future picks to move up to get Carson, then Nick Foles would be the guy in philthy. It is a short sighted (and quite frankly selfish), and shrewd move by the gm to make sure that his pick has every opportunity to flourish. Wentz had that leverage and that leverage alone and utilized it to cash in.

  15. Even with the injuries, the stats don’t lie:

    Wentz’s 70 touchdowns are sixth-most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first 40 games, and his 28 interceptions are tied for the fewest among those quarterbacks.

    His 10,152 passing yards are eighth-most by a quarterback in his first 40 games and his 64 percent completion percentage is 10th-best.

    Wentz is one of only 13 quarterbacks to post a passer rating of 100 or higher in consecutive seasons. He’s also one of only six QBs with consecutive seasons throwing 20 or more TDs and single-digit interceptions.

    His 102.0 passer rating since opening day 2017 is third-highest in the NFL among quarterbacks who’ve been starters both seasons, behind only Drew Brees (109.5) and Russell Wilson (102.1).

    Worth every penny. Cap-friendly deal will become the envy of the league.

  16. Yeah, it’s a lot of money, but with the cap going up 10%+/ whatever this gambling money they are talking about (which I have no clue how much it actually is or how they can calculate it at this point), but it’s a calculated risk. Howie and Co. are sold that he’s the man to lead the team for the next 6 years (two on the old + 4 for the extension). If they are right, he’ll be a bargain and the FO will be smart to lock him in now. I’m not in their locker room, heck I’m a Skins fan, but I do see what they did and why they did it. Time will tell. Home he stays healthy (hope he gets a cold when he plays DC) but when you think you find a franchise QB, you better lock him in, otherwise deal with a Cousins type situation, which hasn’t worked out well for anyone but KC and his agent.

  17. the Eagles were smart to get the deal done now. if they waited until Dak and Goff signed their deals, it would’ve cost them a few more mil per season and maybe another $5-10 mil guaranteed depending on what they got.

    yea, he has been hurt. but he is a top QB in the league. he wouldve been the MVP in 2017 had he not gotten hurt, and that was a viscous hit he took from two defenders that blew out his knee. it wasnt like he just dropped back to throw and tore it.

  18. Cap hell? He’a getting 26 mil per year over the length of the deal. That puts him 7th in the league with lots of other QBs about to get contracts.

    Guaranteed money- he’s not getting 100 million. 60 is fully guaranteed, 40 is for injury only.

    Had the Eagles decided to let him play out his rookie deal and 5th year option they would have owed him 30 mil for the next 2 years. The Eagles just got 4 additional years for another 30 mil, that’s a great deal for the team.

  19. The Eagles who currently have 18m in CAP money left this year have NOT hurt their CAP and the doing the contract now was a brilliant move because it doesn’t kick in until AFTER the 2020 season and the new CBA. That means they can forward current money the have in the CAP reducing the CAP charge to around 25m per year a very manageable amount for a franchise QB. Dallas and Prescott’s deal is up after this year and they have no money left to speak plus at least one more huge contract to do with Elliot. In other words the Cowboys are screwed and will lose important players going forward. Or they can let Prescott walk which might be the smartest move since he is OK not great.

  20. You know whats the difference between Wentz and Prescott? Wentz’s people believe in him and his skill set.
    Wil McClay and the Jones do not fully believe in Prescott or he would have gotten his deal done by now.
    Dak needs to show that he can fix his accuracy problems and he has had 3 years now to do so.

    Dak is only worth 28 million per but im sure he is asking for 33 or 34 million. Dude can kick rocks,

  21. You know whats the difference between Wentz and Prescott?

    To start with, Dak has started 48 of 48 games. Wentz has started 40 of 48 games. Since Dak plays 17% more games, his salary should be 17% more than Wentz’s.

  22. Robert Bourrillion says:
    June 10, 2019 at 7:47 pm
    Wentz is a elite QB when healthy. Injuries are a gamble,you just don’t know what’s gonna happen to the player.

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    Elite? Zero postseason wins in four seasons is not “elite”…. In fact it is a lot closer to “bust” than “elite”

  23. For those that don’t know all the details of his contract, don’t comment.

    Read Joe Banners analysis of what it breaks down to. If he ends up being an injury plagued player, there is only $33 million guaranteed. And $31 of that is overlap from his rookie contract.

    The only way he gets all of that $107 is if he plays, plays well, and stays on the field. Roseman did an amazing job with this contract.

  24. Not a Philly fan( Go Bills) but the Eagles do have an elite QB, deal is in fact real friendly for the team, Wentz likes it! Nothing else to be argued! Injuries happen every year , every position, the kid is healthy now which immediately makes Philly a contender!

  25. I wouldn’t even have thought of giving Wentz a contract until he actually played for a full 16 game season, make him play his 5th/yr option and see how that goes first!

  26. garyandersonsonly1998fgmiss says:
    June 10, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    slimglynn says:
    June 10, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    I wonder if Wentz would have thrown that ball to Jeffrey’s if he would have caught it. What a shame.
    ———————————————————————————

    Or, if the Bears kicker could ever in a hundred chances hit both uprights and miss.Karma bud.Lucky to get TO that game.
    ……………………………
    While visions of the Saints still dance in his head .

    SKOL !

  27. Even with the injuries, the stats don’t lie:

    Wentz’s 70 touchdowns are sixth-most in NFL history by a quarterback in his first 40 games, and his 28 interceptions are tied for the fewest among those quarterbacks.

    His 10,152 passing yards are eighth-most by a quarterback in his first 40 games and his 64 percent completion percentage is 10th-best.

    Wentz is one of only 13 quarterbacks to post a passer rating of 100 or higher in consecutive seasons. He’s also one of only six QBs with consecutive seasons throwing 20 or more TDs and single-digit interceptions.

    His 102.0 passer rating since opening day 2017 is third-highest in the NFL among quarterbacks who’ve been starters both seasons, behind only Drew Brees (109.5) and Russell Wilson (102.1).

    Worth every penny. Cap-friendly deal will become the envy of the league.
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    I’ll just leave this here:

    Dak Prescott
    • 48 Games (32-16)
    • 975/1,475 (66.1%)
    • 10,876 Passing Yards (7.37 YPA)
    • 67 Passing Touchdowns
    • 25 Interceptions
    • 95.9 Rating
    • 944 Rushing Yards
    • 18 Rushing Touchdowns
    Carson Wentz
    • 40 Games (23-17)
    • 923/1.448 (63.7%)
    • 10,152 Passing Yards (7.0 YPA)
    • 70 Passing Touchdowns
    • 27 Interceptions
    • 92.5 Rating
    • 542 Rushing Yards
    • 2 Rushing Touchdowns

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