Jalen Hurts Now Highest Paid Player In NFL History

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Super Bowl LVII - Kansas City Chiefs v Philadelphia Eagles
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 12: Jalen Hurts #1 of the Philadelphia Eagles warms up against the Kansas City Chiefs after Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium on February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 38-35. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Jalen Hurts cashes in big with latest contract extension.

Jalen Hurts doesn't look to be leaving Philadelphia any time soon. It's being reported that the Eagles QB has signed a five-year extension with the team. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the five-year deal is for $255 million. The deal makes Hurts the highest-paid player in NFL history. Also, Hurts' latest contract includes $179.304 million in guaranteed money. The Eagles have now locked up their franchise QB and paid him handsomely in the process.

Hurts had a monster in 2022, leading the Eagles to the one seed in the NFC. Unfortunately for Hurts, the Eagles ran into the Kansas City Chiefs in the biggest game of the year. If anyone had a better season than Hurts, it would be Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes. However, the Eagles have plenty to be happy about from the 2022 season. Hurts finished the 2022 regular season with over 3,700 yards passing and 22 touchdown passes. However, his ability to keep a play alive may be his strongest asset.

Jalen Hurts Earns Stout Contract Extension

The news of the Eagles and Hurts making a deal isn't shocking to most. However, one has to wonder what Lamar Jackson may think of the deal. Jackson is still looking for a bigger payday. But the Ravens have not seemed interested in speaking with Jackson on a new deal. Yes, Jackson hasn't been to a Super Bowl. But the former Louisville QB has been league MVP and the strongest link for the Baltimore Ravens. The news of Hurts' contract may change those conversations in Baltimore.

The Eagles have their future set. The team has locked in their QB and surrounded him with a lot of talent on the offensive side of the ball. It will be no surprise to anyone to see the Eagles be one of the top teams this upcoming season. However, now it is time for Hurts to live up to his hefty contract. Do you believe the Eagles made the right choice in signing Hurts long-term? What does his contract mean for future QBs that will hit the market? Give us your thoughts on Hurts' contract in the comment section. For the latest NFL news, keep it right here at HNHH.

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Tyler Reed is a current Sports Writer for HotNewHipHop. He started back in March of 2023 with the company. During his time Tyler has shown his expertise in all things sports. Ranging from NBA news, all the way to boxing and MMA. He has bylines with several outlets, such as Busted Coverage, where Tyler has covered the NFL, College Football, WWE and beyond. Tyler has also written for Detroit Jock City, Wildcat Blue Nation and Swarm and Sting for the FanSided Network. Tyler is a massive Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Reds fan. Being from Kentucky, he chose connections to sports franchises that he enjoyed watching as a child. Unfortunately, his professional fandoms have only brought him pain. Tyler's hobbies outside of work include exercising and binge-watching the same shows he has watched for the last decade while endlessly scrolling through social media. His favorite hip-hop artists are Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Kentucky's own Jack Harlow.