Report: Lane Johnson agrees to four-year extension worth $72 million

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The Eagles have reached an agreement with right tackle Lane Johnson on a contract extension, Mike Garafolo of the NFL reports.

The deal is for four years and worth $72 million and includes $54.595 million.

It is the largest contract ever for an NFL offensive lineman on an annual and guarantee basis, per Garafolo.

Johnson, 29, has started 90 games in his seven seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 and ’18 and was All-Pro in ’17.

Johnson has started 10 games this season and has cleared concussion protocol to return this week.

58 responses to “Report: Lane Johnson agrees to four-year extension worth $72 million

  1. Great move by Philly. The difference between when is playing and when he’s out is night and day for the team.

  2. are you kidding me, 18 mil per, that is outrageous, no doubt the guy is good, but he won’t live up to that number, and it hamstrings the team as far as depth goes, should he get hurt long term, they likely will remain hovering around .500, doubtful this will look like wise signing within the first year or two

  3. I’m surprised at this, I thought LJ was having so much fun in Philly that he would surely take a home town discount to spread the wealth for his teammates. LJ is treating pro football like a business with deal.

  4. “The deal is for four years and worth $72 million and includes $54.595 million.”
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    The math I learned, a larger number always included all numbers smaller than it.

  5. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:12 pm
    Good offensive lineman are to find ,so this is money well spent. Now go draft two great WRs for Wentz

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    Foles has won 5 playoff games with these current receivers eagles kept the worng qb

  6. F is for fat guys that say silly things

    U is for underdogs!

    N is for no more superbowls without Nick!

  7. He’s the best right tackle in the NFL and in a year this will prove out to be a team friendly contract. I question Howie’s drafts but when it comes to the money..he always wins.

  8. F = fantastic contract
    U = U ugly dude!
    N = Nowhere is where NE is headed with Brady’s obvious slippage and Bill gonna go too.

  9. greenanxiety says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    F = fantastic contract
    U = U ugly dude!
    N = Nowhere is where NE is headed with Brady’s obvious slippage and Bill gonna go too.

    LOL. I’ll give you the first two. The third sounds like wishful thinking on your part – not happening.

  10. unbiasedminds says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    Bad deal.. he is already breaking down since being busted for PEDs
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    At least have a realistic argument. He’s one of the top 3 right tackles in the league

  11. Dumb move. 54 million for a big mouth whiny concussion guy at the end of his career? Id rather sign Jacoby “cant play, I got soap in my eyes” Ellsbury.

  12. schism321 says:
    November 29, 2019 at 6:16 pm
    unbiasedminds says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm
    Bad deal.. he is already breaking down since being busted for PEDs
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    At least have a realistic argument. He’s one of the top 3 right tackles in the league
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    One thing I’ve learned from most people that comment here, is they don’t have a realistic argument.
    I hate the Eagles more than any sports franchise, but I’d take Lane Johnson any day of the week in my team.

  13. danny woodson says:

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    Foles has won 5 playoff games with these current receivers eagles kept the worng qb
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    Our receivers last week were Arcega Whiteside, Ward, and Matthews. I love Foles but say we should’ve kept Foles is foolish But I know you’re just here to stir things up. Who is your team again?

  14. Bagoon Stevens says:
    November 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    are you kidding me, 18 mil per, that is outrageous, no doubt the guy is good, but he won’t live up to that number, and it hamstrings the team as far as depth goes, should he get hurt long term, they likely will remain hovering around .500, doubtful this will look like wise signing within the first year or two
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    Jason Peters is retiring after this season , that’s $11 million in cap savings right there .
    Agholor will be jettisoned , that’s another $ 9 million . Also Sproles is calling it quits , that’s a few mil . There will be others you can be sure of .
    PS – there has be talk of Kelsey talking of retiring ,that would be even more .

  15. F – is for foolish which is what this deal is
    U – is for undermine which is what this contract does to their future cap number and
    N – is for none which is how many Superbowls the Eagles will win in the Wentz era

  16. KoolAidFree says:
    November 29, 2019
    U – is for undermine which is what this contract does to their future cap number and

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    Find me one year under Howie where the Eagles have had cap issues.

  17. Good signing by the eagles. Since dillard is a 1st round rookie, he has 4 years on his rookie contract, and a 5th year option. So the eagles won’t have to pay multiple tackles big money. And hate all you want, but lane is one of the best in the game. To the people mocking him with “fun” comments, lol yes I’m quite sure this man is having very much fun making over 100 mil playing a kids game and getting a super bowl ring while doing it.

  18. Teams from these cities that are nothing more than aging sewer systems play with a chip on their shoulder. Baltimore. Philadelphia. It’s an edge you never want to lose. That kind of spirit will keep the Eagles competitive regardless of their holes.

  19. I remember when my dolphins moved ahead of the eagles in the draft with a desperate need for O line help we picked Dion Jordan………

  20. schism321 says:
    November 29, 2019 at 7:16 pm
    danny woodson says:

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    Foles has won 5 playoff games with these current receivers eagles kept the worng qb
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    Our receivers last week were Arcega Whiteside, Ward, and Matthews. I love Foles but say we should’ve kept Foles is foolish But I know you’re just here to stir things up. Who is your team again

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    You mean agholor Jeffries and ertz those guys went 5-6 last year with wentz and have zero playoff wins with wentz yet those guys have 5 playoff wins with foles

  21. Average $18 million a year for a Right Tackle……Wow
    Scherff and a whole lot of other linemen are taking notice, no doubt. That’s a lot for an O-Lineman. Good for him!

  22. tylawspick6 says:
    November 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm
    howie roseman drunk
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    I bet belichick wished he had a tackle as good as lane. Watching the pounding brady has been taking, I bet ol Tommy wished he had lane blocking for him as well.

  23. Peters, sproles, howard, agholor, maybe darby, all coming off the books. plenty of money to spread.

  24. Johnson is one of the best at the RT position but unless you have a left-handed QB he’s not worth that kind of coin!

  25. danny woodson says:
    November 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    You mean agholor Jeffries and ertz those guys went 5-6 last year with wentz and have zero playoff wins with wentz yet those guys have 5 playoff wins with foles

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    Yeah Foles is playing so well that people in Jacksonville are clamoring for Minshew to come back. Foles was also so bad at the beginning of the 2018 season that they brought Wentz back too soon which led to his back injury.
    Stop embarrassing yourself.

  26. bird2urmother says:
    November 29, 2019 at 11:28 pm

    I bet belichick wished he had a tackle as good as lane. Watching the pounding brady has been taking, I bet ol Tommy wished he had lane blocking for him as well.
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    The Pats are 10-1, I’m pretty sure they’re content with who they have and it isn’t costing them anywhere close to $16mil+/yr! You know Bill isn’t giving anyone but Brady that kind of money.

  27. pmlangan says:
    November 30, 2019 at 10:35 am
    danny woodson says:
    November 29, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    You mean agholor Jeffries and ertz those guys went 5-6 last year with wentz and have zero playoff wins with wentz yet those guys have 5 playoff wins with foles

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    Yeah Foles is playing so well that people in Jacksonville are clamoring for Minshew to come back. Foles was also so bad at the beginning of the 2018 season that they brought Wentz back too soon which led to his back injury.
    Stop embarrassing yourself.

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    Foles went 5-1 in regular season last year wentz went 5-6 so clearly they kept the wrong qb wentz is healthy and 5-6 again this year

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