...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has signed a five-year, £206m ($255m) contract extension, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
The contract includes £144m ($179m) in total guarantees, with £89m ($110m) guaranteed at the signing and £102m ($126m) fully guaranteed by March 2024.
This deal includes the first no-trade clause in Eagles franchise history, which means Hurts cannot be traded without his consent.
He was voted Second-team All Pro after leading the Eagles to a 14-1 record in the 15 regular-season games he played in the 2022/23 season.
The 24-year-old Houston native, who is under contract for the next six years, received a raise this year and an £18.5m ($23m) signing bonus.
Hurts’ contract was negotiated by his agent Nicole Lynn, who is the President of Football Operations of Klutch Sports, a sports agency founded by Rich Paul, long-time friend of NBA icon, LeBron James.
The contract is believed to be the largest ever negotiated by a female agent.
Hurts’ contract ranks as the second-largest in NFL history in terms of total guarantee behind only Deshaun Watson’s five-year, £186m ($230m) contract with the Cleveland Browns last year.
Hurts’ contract also ranks second in NFL history in terms of total amount of cash behind Patrick Mahomes’ 10-year, £364m ($450m) extension with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2020.
The Eagles hope that Hurts’ new contract will secure the future of their franchise quarterback, who led the team to their first Super Bowl appearance earlier this year, where they lost 38-35 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
This is huge!!!