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Massive Contract Rumor May Help Jalen Hurts Enter the League of Highest Earners Like Aaron Rodgers

Published 02/12/2023, 3:49 PM EST

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The Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts had a phenomenal campaign this season, leading his team to contend for the ultimate title in Super Bowl LVII. Although he is preparing for the big day, experts have started rolling out theories claiming that the youngster will receive a massive contract extension in the upcoming offseason. This deal will offer him a massive salary of up to $50 million a year, enlisting his name among the highest earners in the league.

The last offseason saw a large tide hitting the NFL Shores by setting new bars for the quarterbacks. While players like Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray, and Deshaun Watson reaped the benefits of this situation, the upcoming offseason will witness more aggressive calls from the NFL franchises.


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And in this list of eligible quarterbacks, Hurts’ name stands on the top. Especially after he earned the Super Bowl ticket this year. The Oklahoma product showcased an MVP-worthy performance setting a new record for an undefeated streak in franchise history. Subsequently, his demand increased exponentially, with the management envisioning keeping him intact for a much longer time. The 24-year-old happens to be a second-round pick from the 2020 NFL draft.

According to the reports shared by ESPN, Hurts will draw a base salary of $1.3 million in 2023. He had signed a rookie contract worth $6,025,171 for four years, which will keep him through the 2023 season.

Post that, the team can put him under the franchise tag if negotiations or contract extensions are not carried out this offseason. However, looking at the current scenario, Hurts might bag a lucrative contract as soon as possible.

“I don’t think he has anything to prove [to be the long-term answer at quarterback],” Eagles CEO Jeffrey Lurie told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio on the Super Bowl’s opening night.


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“He is an MVP-caliber quarterback, an incredible leader of the team on the field, off the field. He’s 24 years old, incredibly mature, and, most importantly, driven to be even better. What we’re seeing today, I think is just the beginning for Jalen. This guy will attack every weakness as he has since high school and college. The future is bright and very exciting for all of us.” he added.

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Players like Aaron Rodgers, Kyler Murray, and Deshaun Watson have raised the bar high. They have bagged an extension averaging $45 million per year. Looking at the statistics, netizens started vouching for the quarterback and asked the management to come up with an agreement.


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If Jalen Hurts manages to win the Super Bowl title on Sunday, it will be a huge success to skyrocket his demand in the league. Hence, all eyes are now focused on D-Day, with Patrick Mahomes on the other side, eying for his second title.


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Deepesh Nair

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