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A closer look at the details of Carson Wentz's new contract

A closer look at the details of Carson Wentz's new contract

Updated: 1:29 p.m.

Carson Wentz’s contract extension includes $137.25 million in new money over the next six years, according to figures from ESPN’s Field Yates, with incentives that could increase the total value to more than $153 million.

The most interesting component of the deal is a $30 million club option for 2020 that the Eagles will exercise in March of 2020 and acts as a bonus for salary cap purposes.

According to former NFL agent Joel Corry, who writes about NFL contracts for CBS Sports, that $30 million is spread out over five years for salary cap purposes but is paid to Wentz entirely in 2020.

That $30 million would be spread out over five years at $6 million per year from 2020 through 2024.

In the event the Eagles don’t exercise the option, his $1.383 million base salary in 2020 turns into a $31.383 million base salary. The decision to trigger the option has already been made as part of the negotiation.

Yates on Wednesday morning tweeted out some other details of the contract, which seen as a five-year contract covering 2020 through 2024 is worth about $24.2 million per year.

According to Yates, the deal includes a $16,367,683 signing bonus, base salaries of $720,000 in 2019 (the base from his rookie deal), $1.383 million in 2020, $3.9 million in 2021, $18.5 million in 2022, $18 million in 2023 and $21 million in 2024.

The deal also includes roster bonuses of $8 million in 2020, $10 million in 2021, $1,000 in 2022, $5 million in 2023 and $5 million in 2024.

Yates also reported the the contract allows Wentz to earn up to $16 million more in incentives and escalators.

According to published reports last week, the contract includes $107 million in guaranteed components, but from the details available so far there’s no way to tell exactly which salary components that $107 million figure includes.

Combining the six years of base salaries at $63.503 million, the $30 million option bonus, the roster bonuses at a combined $28.1 million, and the signing bonus of $16,367,683, the deal has a total value of $137,970,683, or about $23 million per year over the full six years.

Based on the available information, Wentz's cap numbers would be a minimum of $3.99 million in 2019, $12.653 million in 2020, $23.17 million in 2021, $27.771 million in 2022, $32.27 million in 2023 and $32 million in 2024.

Those figures do not include likely-to-be-earned incentives, because we don't know the breakdown of the incentives yet.

Because bonuses only pro-rate over five years, the signing bonus pro-rates from 2019 through 2023 and the option bonus from 2020 through 2024. 

NBCSports Eagles reporter Dave Zangaro contributed to this story.

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Wawa is cheating on us with the Baltimore Ravens

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Wawa is cheating on us with the Baltimore Ravens

Excuse me, Wawa. You did what?

Apparently, our favorite corner sandwich shop/convenience store/gas station — you know, the one we defend to all of our out-of-town relatives, the one we swear by, the one to which we’ve pledged our undying allegiance — is cheating on us. With the freakin’ Baltimore Ravens.

In an apparent attempt to dethrone Royal Farms in the Maryland area, Benedict Wawa has become the “official hoagie” of the Baltimore Ravens. This is like if your girlfriend cheated on you and then bragged about it on social media.

Baltimore will never love you the way we do! They don’t even understand you!

Thanks to the Baltimore Sun, here’s what Adam Schall, Wawa’s director of store operations for Maryland (and traitor), said in a statement:

"Wawa is thrilled to partner with the Ravens to make deeper connections with some of the best fans in football and reach communities all over the city of Baltimore and beyond.”

Some of the best fans in football? How dare you, sir.

Anyway, it appears that Wawa is pushing hard in that area, expecting to add five more stores in Maryland next year, according to the Sun, so it makes sense that it would team up with the local football team. It doesn’t mean it hurts any less.

But Sielski is still wrong.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia's Ray Didinger thinks you shouldn't sleep on Eagles' Malik Jackson

NBC Sports Philadelphia's Ray Didinger thinks you shouldn't sleep on Eagles' Malik Jackson

Plenty of hype and fanfare surrounded DeSean Jackson's return to the Eagles this offseason, and understandably so — even at 32 years old, Jackson is still a dynamic deep threat

But Eagles fans shouldn't overlook another Jackson, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Ray Didinger. 

Malik Jackson, a Pro Bowl defensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017, is "really one of the best pass rushers in all of the NFL when he's on his game," according to Didinger.

With Michael Bennett and Chris Long notable departures on the Eagles' defensive line, Didinger thinks Jackson has a key role to play in 2019.

“Fletcher Cox is one of the top players at his position in the league, but he can’t play there alone," Didinger says. "He needs a companion next to him.”

Watch more on why Didinger thinks Jackson is flying under the radar in the video above. 

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