Eagles lock up their special teams ace Jake Elliott for four more years

Well, this shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.

Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles
Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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Sometimes, we can find joy in celebrating the joys celebrated by other people. Maybe we were wrong. Nice guys don't always have to finish last. Shortly after learning that the Philadelphia Eagles had agreed to terms on an arrangement to keep Landon Dickerson in the fold for a few more years, our thoughts shifted to Birds who were next in line to ink extensions of our own. Some were obvious. Jake Elliott certainly qualifies as someone who should be a part of this organization for years to come, and a few hours before the new league year began, news came that Philly's leadership structure agrees.

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they are signing Jake to a four-year contract extension. Add his name to a list of key special-teamers who have been locked up as news of Braden Mann and Rick Lovato's extensions came on March 12th. Each move must be seen as a win. Michael Clay has a fewer things to worry about.

Score Jake Elliott's extension as another win for Eagles GM Howie Roseman.

Jake Elliott is now signed through the 2028 season. He's been as clutch as they come. He recently discussed his working relationship with his holder, punter Braden Mann. Thank PhiladelphiaEagles.com's Chris McPherson for the quote.

"It's been awesome. I can't say enough good things about those guys and how easy they make my job. I mean, there's never a doubt in my mind that this thing's not going to be exactly where it needs to be, exactly when it needs to be there. To think that we didn't start together, the operation kind of took care of itself and everything's been super smooth ever since Braden showed up in Week 3. It was a quick transition. Clicked pretty fast. It makes my job really comfortable back there."

Hey, if Jake's happy, we're happy. Well, this offseason has certainly gotten off to a fantastic start, right? Great job Howie. While the news of Jake's deal doesn't surprise anyone, it's great to see the NFL's best GM wave the scepter and make magic happen again! Everyone in Eagles Nation is smiling.

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