Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts becomes highest-paid NFL player

The 24-year-old signed a $255 million five-year contract extension.
Posted at 11:09 AM, Apr 18, 2023

Fly, Jalen Hurts, fly! The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback signed a $255 million contract extension over the next five years, making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

The 24-year-old signed the contract Monday, which calls for $179.304 million in total guarantees, including $110 million fully guaranteed at signing and $126.5 million fully guaranteed by March 2024, according to an NFL press release

Top 5 highest annual average NFL salaries

(According to contract data on

1. Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles: $51 million

2. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: $50.2 million

3. Russell Wilson, Denver Broncos: $49 million

4. Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals: $46.1 million

5. Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns: $46 million

Agent Nicole Lynn

In addition, Hurts' agent — Nicole Lynn  — also secured the Eagles' first ever no-trade clause. The deal is said to be the largest contract ever completed by a female agent. 

Furthermore, Lynn is reportedly the first Black woman to represent a player in a Super Bowl.

Some of Hurts' history

Signed largest NFL contract at $255 million
• Named one of five finalists for NFL's MVP Award (was runner up to Kansas City Chiefs' QB Patrick Mahomes)

2022-2023 NFL season
• Led Eagles to Super Bowl LVII
• Earned Pro Bowl nod
• Completed 66.5% of his passes for 22 touchdowns and six interceptions, while rushing 165 times for another 760 yards and 13 touchdowns rushing (2nd-most ever by an NFL QB)
• Broke Eagles record of 4,461 total yards, ranking 3rd in the NFL in total yards per game
• Tied an Eagles record with 35 total touchdowns

• Finished with 3,144 passing yards, 16 passing touchdowns, and nine interceptions to go along with 139 carries for 784 rushing yards and ten rushing touchdowns
• Led all quarterbacks in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns
• Became Eagles full-time starter
Switched jersey number to No. 1

• Began season as third-string QB, took over starting role in week 14
• Started in four games for Philadelphia Eagles
• Was second-round pick in NFL Draft by Philadelphia Eagles, 53rd overall pick

• Led nation in yards per pass attempt (11.3; FBS record is 11.6)
• Ranked second in passing efficiency rating (191.2; fourth best in school history), yards per completion (16.3), points responsible for per game (22.9) and touchdowns accounted for (53)
• Voted Heisman Trophy runner-up
• Transferred to University of Oklahoma for senior year

• Finished fourth all-time at Alabama in winning percentage at 92.9%
• Set all-time record for rushing touchdowns by an Alabama quarterback (23 throughout 42 career games)

• Started all 14 games in second Crimson Tide season
• Ranked third in the SEC in total offensive yards
• Completed 60.4% of his passes for 2,081 yards and 17 touchdowns with only one interception

• Earned SEC Offensive Player of the Year accolades as a freshman at University of Alabama
• Was responsible for 36 touchdowns, finished with 3,734 yards of total offense
• Became first Alabama player to rush for 100 yards and pass for 300 or more in a single game in school history
• Set Crimson Tide's single-season rushing record by a quarterback (954 rushing yards)
• Graduated from Channelview High School in Texas, became early enrollee at University of Alabama
• Passed for 2,384 yards with 26 touchdown passes (at Channelview)
• Rushed for 1,391 yards and 25 touchdowns (at Channelview)

• Committed to University of Alabama as a Channelview High School student