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Carson Wentz signs contract that includes offset language

Eagles QB Carson Wentz signed his rookie contract. however his contract includes a clause that if the Eagles cut him, they will receive credit for whatever he makes with another team over the balance of his contract.

Last year’s No. 2 overall pick, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota, was nearly a trainig-camp holdout due to a dispute over whether his fully-guaranteed contract would include offset language. That won’t happen with this year’s No. 2 overall pick, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Wentz is signing the four-year deal presently. The Eagles secured a verbal understanding from Wentz and Jared Goff before making the trade to No. 2 in the draft that either player would agree to offset language if they become Philadelphia’s pick. Both players indicated that they would accept that term.

It was important for the Eagles to get that commitment in advance because both Wentz and Goff are represented by Ryan and Bruce Tollner, who represented Mariota in his back-and-forth with the Titans.

Cash flow is the other major issue in these deals. According to the source, all but $1 million of Wentz’s signing bonus will be paid out in 2016. The remaining $1 million will be paid in January, for tax purposes.