Eagles rookie Jalen Carter is the 1st 2023 first-round draftee to ink his deal

Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
Jalen Carter, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /

Following another phenomenal NFL Draft, the Philadelphia Eagles and each of the other 31 franchises are busy preparing for their coming rookie minicamps. Typically held during one of the first two weekends that follow the annual selection meeting, the Birds’ seven-man draft class, an impressive crop of undrafted free-agent signings, and some young hopefuls that have been invited to the NovaCare Complex for a tryout will all be in attendance from Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 8th. There’s also other news to report. It’s official! Jalen Carter is locked in for the next four years.

According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, the former Georgia Bulldogs standout is officially the first 2024 draftee to sign with Philly and the initial first-round draft choice league-wide to reach an agreement with the Eagles his new team, and as you might imagine, the deal is a massive one.

Here are the details of Jalen Carter’s new deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jalen Carter inks a full-guaranteed four-year, $21.8 million deal, $21,806,184 to be exact. The deal was negotiated between the Eagles brass (Howie Roseman, Jake Rosenburg, and Bryce Johnson) and Drew Rosenhaus (Carter’s agent), Jason Rosenhaus, and Ryan Matha.

The arrangement means Carter is in the fold through the 2026-2027 NFL season. The Eagles will no doubt have a fifth-year option they can place on this year’s ninth-overall selection. As a collegiate star, Jalen spent three seasons in Athens and appeared in 35 games during that stretch. The results were favorable.

Carter racked up 83 total tackles including 18.5 which resulted in a loss of yardage. He also collected two forced fumbles and four pass breakups en route to a Second-Team All-SEC nod in 2021, two College Football Playoff National Championship wins (2021, 2022), and a Unanimous All-American selection and First-team All-SEC election in 2022.

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