With the Philadelphia Eagles handing Carson Wentz a four-year, $128 million contract extension on Thursday night, eyes are now on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott as potentially the next signal-caller to earn a new deal. His new contract is similar to Russell Wilson's extension with the Seattle Seahawks this past offseason, which was a four-year deal worth $140 million and $107 million guaranteed, making the Eagles' QB one of the highest-paid players in the league. The extension can escalate to a max of $144 million. The deal will keep Wentz under contract through 2024. From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special, I knew they had the most passionate fans in the world, in all of sports, and I knew we had the opportunity to build something truly special and to be cemented here means the world to me.
Wentz, 26, has missed the end of the last two seasons with injuries, but in 40 games he's completed 64 percent of his passes with 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions and a 92.5 passer rating.More news: Mexico given 45 days to curb migrant flow to US
More news: Kim Kardashian shares first close-up photo of son Psalm West
More news: Pro-Brexit protester storms McVey’s Tory leadership launch
The Eagles traded up to use the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft on Wentz, who played his college football at North Dakota State. Backup Nick Foles directed the Eagles through the playoffs and to a Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots.
Now the city is talking about the Eagles star as the teams' unquestioned leader and face of the franchise for years to come. Wentz seemingly signed for less money than he could have gotten at over $25.5 million annually over the next six years with incentives to make more.