The Philadelphia Eagles have officially agreed to terms with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft: North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz. ESPN's Ed Werder first reported that Wentz was expected to sign his rookie contract with the Eagles today. Here's visual evidence of Philadelphia's new franchise quarterback signing his deal.
Done deal! #Eagles QB @cj_wentz puts the pen to paper on his deal. All of the #EaglesDraft picks are under contract pic.twitter.com/XNjwMfDnk1— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) May 12, 2016
Wentz's four-year deal is reportedly worth $26.6 million and includes a $17.6 million signing bonus. Mike Florio notes the deal includes offset language.
Carson Wentz deal contains offsets for guaranteed money; Wentz told Eagles he'd agree to that term before they traded to No. 2, per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 12, 2016
Offset language means that if the Eagles cut Wentz before his rookie deal ends, which they obviously hope doesn't happen, the money from the new team he signs with would be deducted from the total the Eagles still owe him. This typically isn't a big concern because top picks are rarely cut. Still, a dispute over offset language delayed the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, Marcus Mariota, from signing with the Titans last season until late July. Now the Eagles won't have that same issue.
With Wentz under contract, the Eagles now have all of their eight picks from the 2016 NFL Draft signed and ready to go before rookie minicamp starts on Friday, May 13. Wentz is scheduled to address media on Friday starting at 12:30 PM ET.
Here are your 2016 Eagles draft picks. Click on the link for more detailed write-ups.
1st (2) - Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State - [READ MORE]
3rd (79) - Isaac Seumalo, OL, Oregon State - [READ MORE]
5th (153) - Wendell Smallwood, RB, West Virginia - [READ MORE]
5th (164) - Halapoulivaati Vaitai, OL, TCU - [READ MORE]
6th (196) - Blake Countess, DB, Auburn - [READ MORE]
7th (233) - Jalen Mills, S, LSU - [READ MORE]
7th (240) - Alex McCalister, DE, Florida - [READ MORE]
7th (251) - Joe Walker, LB, Oregon - [READ MORE]
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