If you want Philadelphia Eagles news, you can always depend on Carson Wentz.
Though many of us will never meet one another, if you ask any “Birds” fan what other “Birds” fans are doing, you’ll probably get a few varying answers and, then, one that’s pretty consistent. Every Eagles fan is always on the hunt for Philadelphia Eagles news, and regardless of what their age, political affiliation, or background is, fans of this proud franchise eat, drink, and sleep Eagles football.
One topic moves the needle pretty consistently. Talking about Carson Wentz never gets old, and on the final Friday of our great nation’s fifth month, Philly’s QB1 popped up on quite a few radars and even more Google searches.
On May 29th, QB1 found his way onto not one but two pretty impressive rankings. He may not have made a list of the Top 100 NFL players recently (still a head-scratcher), but he did find his way onto a Forbes list and a quarterback ranking “Birds” fans may want to check out.
Here’s some Philadelphia Eagles news that’s worth a mention.
One thing will never change whether you’re a sports fan or not. Everyone has some sort of interest in money. You may not care about being rich. You may be one of those people who would rather give than receive, but money is important.
There’s no denying that. There isn’t much that happens without its existence.
If you’re an NFL fan, you hear about money all of the time, especially when topics come up about who needs to get paid and how much they’re making, but unlike the rival Dallas Cowboys, Philly took care of their starting quarterback sooner rather than later when they gave Carson Wentz a four-year contract extension worth $128 million with $107 million guaranteed that keeps him in Philly’s nest through the 2024 season.
That was good enough to earn him a spot in the Forbes’ highest-paid athletes conversation in the “Newcomers, Dropoffs And Movers” category. Here’s a quote.
"Turnover was high this time around, with 41 new names crossing paths on and off the list because of the impact of reduced salaries. The highest-ranked newcomer was Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, whose four-year, $128 million deal inked in June 2019 paid out $54 million in bonuses in the first 12 months."
That same day, ESPN Staff Writer Dan Graziano ranked all 32 teams based on how “married” they are to their starting quarterbacks. Philly’s QB1 cracked the list at number four. Here’s some of Graziano’s explanation for that one.
"Wentz’s contract structure is built on staggered roster bonuses that were designed to help the Eagles navigate 2019 and 2020 salary cap issues. He’s basically getting $30 million this year and $25.4 million fully guaranteed in 2021… (Wentz has) a whopper of a cap hit, which likely means Wentz keeps playing on this contract for three more years, even though the Eagles aren’t contractually married to him for any longer than that."
Another day gives us more Wentz info to discuss. It appears we may get a training camp and that NFL season that we’ve been clamoring for. It won’t be long before we’re talking about the growing chemistry he’s forming with Jalen Reagor. Fingers are crossed everywhere.