He's Making the Biggest Annual Salary in NFL History

Philadelphia Eagles sign QB Jalen Hurts to $255M deal over 5 years
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2023 2:39 PM CDT
He's Making the Biggest Annual Salary in NFL History
Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts celebrates after the NFC championship game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Quarterback Jalen Hurts just barely missed winning a Super Bowl ring earlier this year, but his Philadelphia Eagles just provided a nice consolation. The team agreed to a five-year deal worth $255 million that equates to the highest annual salary in NFL history, reports USA Today. Of that money, about $179 million is guaranteed. In terms of guaranteed money, Hurts' deal is the third-biggest in NFL history, behind Deshaun Watson of Cleveland ($230 million) and Kyler Murray of Arizona ($189 million), per ESPN.

Despite the eye-popping numbers, Hurts can actually make more through incentives that could raise his total to $274 million through 2028, per NFL.com. The Eagles also tacked on the ultimate sign of their confidence in the 24-year-old—the first no-trade clause in the team's history. Last season, his third overall and second as a starter, Hurts passed for 3,701 yards and 22 touchdowns, and had a passer rating of 101.5. In the Super Bowl, he accounted for 374 total yards and four touchdowns, though Kansas City won 38-35. (More Jalen Hurts stories.)

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