Jalen Hurts’ Contract Extension Reportedly Demanding Elite Money From Free-Agent-Heavy Eagles Roster

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So much for a team-friendly deal … Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is expected to get paid this offseason, and after a successful run to the Super Bowl that fell short, he’s not looking to take any discounts.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Hurts’ price tag for his upcoming deal is projected to start at $45 million per year. At the very minimum.

Will Jalen’s Deal ‘Hurt’ His Team’s Future?

Based on the bevy of unrestricted free agents that the Eagles have in the upcoming offseason, talk on Hurts’ new deal suggested that the rising star would accept to help bring general manager Howie Roseman bring back a core of the Super Bowl team.

Upcoming unrestricted free agents, per the Eagles’ official site, include:

  • CB James Bradberry
  • DT Fletcher Cox
  • T Andre Dillard
  • LB T.J. Edwards
  • S Marcus Epps
  • S C.J. Gardner-Johnson
  • DE Brandon Graham
  • DT Javon Hargrave
  • DT Linval Joseph
  • C Jason Kelce
  • P Brett Kern
  • QB Gardner Minshew
  • WR Zach Pascal
  • DE Robert Quinn
  • RB Miles Sanders
  • RB Boston Scott
  • G Isaac Seumalo
  • DT Ndamukong Suh
  • LB Kyzir White

Is seeking out a mega deal the best course of action for the budding 24-year-old QB? Considering the player that defeated him in the Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes, opted for a long-term deal that allowed Chiefs GM Brett Veach to bring back vital players, perhaps Hurts’ reported deal is appealing more to a trend of getting paid ridiculous money rather than an actual strategy.

The $45 million per year deal could put Hurts in the top-five-paid territory, ahead of guys like Mahomes and Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen.

Hurts is certainly worth the money. But for a team without an offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and a roster handing in the balance, it may not be the best move for the Eagles.

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  1. Eagles only have a little over $7 million in cap room. Hurts’ cap number is about to go from under $5 million to $40 mil +

    It will eviscerate the rest of the roster, and they already got the fewest snaps from rookies of any NFL team this year.

    Look at other contending teams—Buccaneers ($55 mil), Bills ($17 mil), Jags ($23 mil), Chargers ($20 mil) all waaay over cap next year. Bengals have to pay Burrow and Chase.

    Meanwhile…KC has already paid their QB, traded their unaffordable receiver [Tyreek Hill] and retooled with young draft picks.

    The Chiefs just won the Super Bowl…IN THEIR REBUILDING YEAR…in the next 3-5 years the gap between them and other teams will only grow.

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