Jalen Hurts is reportedly now the NFL’s highest-paid player.The Philadelphia Eagles and their quarterback, 24, have reached an agreement on a five-year contract extension with the National Football League, the team announced Monday. “We’ve agreed to terms with Jalen Hurts on a 5-year extension through the 2028 season,” the team shared in a joint post with the star athlete on Instagram.
Ian Rappaport of the NFL Network and ESPN’s Adam Schefter both tweeted that the extension would go through 2028 at a record-breaking $255 million. “$179.3 million guaranteed for injury,” Rappaport wrote of the “complicated” contract.
Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group, the same agency that reps LeBron James, negotiated the deal, CNN reported. Rappaport also shared that the extension includes a “no-trade clause,” reportedly a first for the Eagles.
PEOPLE reached out to the Philadelphia Eagles and Klutch Sports Group for commentHurts made his Super Bowl debut against Patrick Mahomes in February when the two teams met for Super Bowl LVII.,Though the Eagles lost 38 to 35 against the Chiefs, Hurts, who was drafted in 2020, posted MVP-worthy stats throughout the 2022-23 NFL season.
“You either win or you learn,” Hurts told reporters including NBC Sports immediately following the team’s Super Bowl loss. “That’s how I feel. You either win or you learn. Win, lose, I always reflect on the things I could have done better, anything you could have done better to try and take that next step. That’ll be the same process I always have going on.”
In an interview with ESPN, Philadelphia’s left tackle Jordan Mailata called Hurts “one of the hardest workers I’ve ever seen in my life. Second year as a full-year starter, and he’s taking us to the Super Bowl?”
Hurts and the Eagles secured their spot in the Super Bowl after defeating the 49ers 31-7 in the NFC Championship game