Eagles: 2020 salary cap rules “huge thing to build up to”

AP

The Eagles didn’t wait for the last second to get a contract extension done with quarterback Carson Wentz as they signed him to a four-year extension earlier this month despite having him under contract through the 2020 season.

That year will be the final one conducted under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was on the team’s mind when it came time to set up a timeline for Wentz’s deal. When the CBA expired in 2010, the NFL had an “uncapped” year but that’s not the set up this time around.

Eagles vice president of football administration Jake Rosenberg said this agreement has “very specific rules that actually make it more difficult with the way we talk about these cap tricks and little ways we have in creating space and kind of finagling things around.”

“It’s a huge thing to build up to,” Rosenberg said on a team podcast, via NJ.com. “We started probably sometime early [2018] trying to prepare for it. The timing here, up against 2020, which is the last year on the CBA and has its own set of rules, is a little tricky and challenging. We got ahead of this in that we saw this coming. We knew that 2020, because of the rules, would make things extra difficult.”

The early planning extended to Wentz’s deal. Rosenberg said the team wanted to get ready to do Wentz’s deal “way in advance because that’s not your typical contract.”

Wentz was the No. 2 pick of the 2016 draft behind Jared Goff and the Rams have not been as aggressive in getting a new deal done with their quarterback. General Manager Les Snead said that they’ve had some preliminary talks recently, however, and have a lot of time left before the start of the 2020 league year for those to ramp up.

12 responses to “Eagles: 2020 salary cap rules “huge thing to build up to”

  1. Amazing talent, but even if we set aside the whole Foles vs. Wentz debate, they should have waited to see if his body can hold up. If he has yet another injury shortened season, or if he underperforms due to injury, where does that leave this franchise? Waiting for the next year again and hoping he has a healthy season?

  2. I swear I just read a post about a “Wentz vs. Foles” Debate? They just extended Wentz. Foles is gone. There is no debate. What’s interesting is the structure of these deals with the impending expiration of the CBA. I wonder if it will become leverage for the more first tier Daks, Goffs, Trubisky and put the 2nd tier guys like Winston and Mariota at disadvantage when negotiating their extensions?

  3. Diggityofficial says:
    June 25, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I swear I just read a post about a “Wentz vs. Foles” Debate? They just extended Wentz. Foles is gone. There is no debate.

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    Sorry, but when you let go of an ultra clutch QB that delivered Philly its first football championship in 60 years for a super talented prospect with questionable durability, there will always be a debate until the day Wentz delivers one himself.

  4. They coulda had Foles for 22 mil a year…I guess the Iggles weren’t paying attention to what happened to the Ravens…or Falcons…or Seahawks…or Vikings…or even Packers after those teams overpaid for the QB position…lolol

    I’ll give them credit for one thing though…they got it done before the Cowboys extended Dak…Now the Cowboys are royally screwed…Either overpay for Dak…or waste the prime years of their talented roster searching for Daks replacement…

  5. You guess the eagles weren’t paying attention? Do you realize you just contradicted yourself? If the eagles followed the same formula, they would’ve extended the statue-esque QB who had a great playoff run and a great regular season run to get them in the playoffs, Foles was nothing special this past post-season or they would’ve been playing the rams and we wouldn’t be changing the rules for crybaby Payton. I mean NO DISRESPECT to Foles, he brought the only championship I’ve ever cared about enough to shed a tear over to the city. “Lolol” what are you, a 14 y/o girl? Pretty sure the falcons were paying Matt Ryan a pretty penny when he brought them to the super bowl also. The more I think about your post, the more I’m like, what the hell are you talking about? Very dumb way of saying they overpaid. Plenty of people have that opinion and there’s a valid argument to be made about that but whatever you just said sounds dumb. Don’t quit your day job

  6. Richard Nguyen says:
    June 25, 2019 at 5:52 pm
    Amazing talent, but even if we set aside the whole Foles vs. Wentz debate, they should have waited to see if his body can hold up. If he has yet another injury shortened season, or if he underperforms due to injury, where does that leave this franchise? Waiting for the next year again and hoping he has a healthy season?
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    That’s funny because I read so many comments last season about how the eagles were doing foles wrong by not releasing and letting him start somewhere else because he earned that right. Ring a bell?

  7. I’m not sure what you think you’re calling out. They were doing him wrong if they had no intention of letting Foles lead the team, which he earned the right to. I’m a Foles guy (obviously), but even if they decided to bet on Wentz, there was no reason to commit to him financially until he proves he isn’t made of glass. There’s nothing contradictory about that.

  8. @Richard Nguyen says:
    June 25, 2019 at 7:36 pm
    Sorry, but when you let go of an ultra clutch QB that delivered Philly its first football championship in 60 years for a super talented prospect with questionable durability, there will always be a debate until the day Wentz delivers one himself.
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    So does this mean you will be commenting, comparing and dissectiong every incompletion or interception?

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