This specific extension can grow to as much as $144 million, as his full deal with the Eagles is for six years for $154 million, which is an amount that can grow to $170 million. This new contract makes Wentz the fourth-highest paid quarterback per season, as this extension is very similar to the one that the Seattle Seahawks gave Russell Wilson in April Wilson's was a four-year, $140 million extension, with $107 million in guaranteed money.
Wentz thanked the Eagles organization with a video on social media following the announcement, using the caption "Grateful for this opportunity and excited for the future!" He was the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State, but has missed eight games over the past two seasons after playing all 16 games his rookie year. That includes five missed games last season, but the Eagles made the Playoffs under Foles both times, including a Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots in February 2018.
The injuries began when he tore his ACL in December of 2017 against the Los Angeles Rams, as he returned mid-season in 2018 to go 5-6 over 11 games. He then suffered a stress fracture in his back, knocking him out for the season once again, four games to be exact. He finished with 3,074 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. As a rookie, he threw for 3.782 yards and 16 touchdowns, and despite his inability to stay healthy, the Eagles are still placing the franchise on his back to keep them on top in the NFC East.