5 most expensive Philadelphia Eagles players on their 2024 roster

Five Eagles will carry a price tag that exceeds $10 million this season.
Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles
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We understand the old guard had to pave the way for the new guys. We understand pro ball players didn't make as much money 20 years ago as they do now. It's still hard to avoid the temptation of wondering though. What would some of the former Philadelphia Eagles have made had they been playing today?

Think about Randall Cunningham running an RPO. Think of the Minister of Defense. Reggie White left Philly to sign a four-year contract worth $17 million in 1993. What type of salaries might both command in free agency today?

Heck, what kind of NIL deal would Herschel Walker have received as a prep star?

Say what you will about Roger Goodell, but the NFL has exploded in terms of popularity. Football stars make more money than they ever have. Several Eagles have benefited. Ten will command price tags that exceed $10 million this season. Here are the five highest-paid players on the current roster. Let's count them down from five to one. .

5. Darius Slay - $10,651,483

Big Play Slay, as always, is 'Big Payday Slay' whenever he steps on the field. Philly's top corner will make $10,651,483 million in 2024. He'll earn every penny.

The Birds have some tough wide receivers to face on the coming schedule. The six-time Pro Bowler will certainly have his mettle tested.

4. Jordan Mailata - $11,616,000

Jordan Mailata is one of the best young left tackles in the game, and by protecting his quarterback's blind side, he has a huge responsibility. That fact isn't lost on his employers, and they pay him handsomely for his services. Try $11.6 million in 2024 on for size.

That's pretty cool seeing as how he didn't know how to out his helmet on when he arrived in Philly. Talk about the land of opportunity! Do your thing Jordan!

3. A.J. Brown - $11,878,894

He hasn't been here long, but his place in Eagles fans hearts is already secure. So is his place on the roster.

A.J. Brown recently inked a three-year, $96 million extension with Philly. That includes a $19.8 million signing bonus and a cap hit of $11.8 million this season. Credit Tory Dandy and Jimmy Sexton at CAA Sports for that one.

2. Jalen Hurts, $13,558,800

Well, he was the highest-paid player in the game for a little while. That's the current NFL though. One player resets the market. The next player in line tops what the last player was given and so on, and so on, and so on. Jalen Hurts was the NFL's highest-paid player in the league's history until Lamar Jackson cashed in ten days later.

Here's what we can promise you. Jalen Hurts isn't short on spare change. QB1 was drafted in Round 2 of the 2020 NFL Draft and cashed in on a five-year contract extension for $255 million with $180 million guaranteed.

This year, he joins another tax bracket, but the deal he inked is team friendly. He represents a $13.5 million cap hit in 2024.

1. Lane Johnson - $15,892,000

Well, this shouldn't shock anyone. Lane Johnson is Philly's most expensive player in terms of cap hits for the coming season. He lands just under $16 million while earning a $15,892,000 salary. Again, no one should be shocked. Nick Sirianni is right. This is the game's best tackle, but excuse us on that. We might be a tad biased.

Something tells us that Philly has no plans of cutting their star right tackle, but just in case you're curious, doing so would cost them over $45 million in dead cap space. Ouch...

With Jason Kelce retired, he's the elder statesman in the O-line's meeting room now. We're fine with that. He's certainly earned his Eagles wings.

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