Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts signed a five-year, $255 million contract on Monday, making him the highest-grossing player in NFL history at age 24, according to the report. league.
Approximately $179.3 million is guaranteed to Hurts, including $110 million guaranteed at signing. His contract also contains the first no-trade clause in team history, according to NFL.com.
“The thing with Jalen that I’m so optimistic about is he just has this incredible – I’m not telling you anything you don’t know here, but seeing him practically every day, he has an incredible passion to be phenomenal. , ” Jeffrey Lurie, CEO of the Eagles, said recently.
Hurts was drafted to the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In three seasons as an Eagle, Hurts made the playoffs twice, was named to the Pro-Bowl, selected as an All-Pro and has was a finalist for the league MVP award. In February, he led the team to the Super Bowl, although they were defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs.
The previous record set for the highest annual contract value was that of Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who in 2020 signed a 10-year, $450 million extension.