Shortly after agreeing to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on a four-year contract extension worth $128 million, Carson Wentz took to Twitter to send a message to the fans.
“What’s up, Eagles Nation! Can’t even explain to you how excited I am right now to be a part of this great city for this many more years. It means the world to me. From the moment I got drafted here, I knew this place was special. I knew they had the most passionate fans in the world in all of sports. And I knew we had the opportunity to build something truly special here and I’m cemented here for this much longer. It means the world to me. I want to thank my good Lord and savior Jesus Christ first and foremost for just giving me this opportunity and these blessings. I want to thank my wife. She’s been amazing. She’s been my rock. She’s been my biggest supporter throughout all of this. My friends and my family as well. I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Coach Pederson, the entire organization, all of my teammates for supporting me. It’s going to be a fun ride. By no means is the work done, we’re just getting started. This year is going to be special. And I look forward to seeing you guys on Sundays at the Linc in the fall. Thanks again, God bless, and go Eagles!”
Some of Wentz’s teammates reacted to the news as well:
Congrats bro! You deserve it. I love it when the guys who get big contracts are good people who will use the money to bless others. Excited to see all the good you will do with it. #AO1 https://t.co/R2DQHnzjoJ— Stefen Wisniewski (@stefenwiz61) June 7, 2019
And then you had the media reactions ... starting with a very important flow chart from BGN’s Benjamin Solak:
I created a handy graphic to help you out with the Wentz extension pic.twitter.com/4DzVihJiNN— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) June 7, 2019
Carson Wentz recorded the best 3rd-year in NFL history:— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June 7, 2019
#1 Highest rating (102.2)
#1 Highest comp % (69.6%)
(min 400 att)
He did so coming off a torn ACL & playing with a broken bone in his back.
He did so w/ no WR catching over 65 passes & no RB avg over 4.3 YPC.
Eagles veteran players now signed for at least 3 more seasons:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 6, 2019
* QB Carson Wentz
* TE Zach Ertz
* DT Fletcher Cox
* C Jason Kelce
* OT Lane Johnson
* DE Brandon Graham
* WR Alshon Jeffery
* DT Malik Jackson
* WR DeSean Jackson
* LB Nigel Bradham
* G Isaac Seumalo
New Just step 1. Step 2...MVP. pic.twitter.com/F62LlsNmyv— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) June 7, 2019
The goal is to win Super Bowls.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) June 7, 2019
Carson Wentz has proven the Eagles can be a legitimate Super Bowl contender with him as their quarterback.
Signing him to a long-term deal was an easy decision.
The Cowboys and Rams are going to pay even more money to quarterbacks who aren’t as good as Carson Wentz.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) June 7, 2019
Quarterbacks who have not helped their team win a Super Bowl. https://t.co/E8F19TJ0jF
The numbers look big, but that is a bargain. https://t.co/uoVpa5ItQ4— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) June 7, 2019
While all signs pointed to the #Eagles extending Carson Wentz - especially Howie Roseman’s openness in talking about it - there is an obvious gamble with QB coming off back-to-back season-ending injuries. But it’s still a business and getting a deal done now could save millions.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) June 6, 2019
Wentz and Isaac Seumalo are the only two #Eagles drafted in 2016 to sign extensions despite it being a successful draft. Big V, Smallwood, Jalen Mills are all eligible.— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) June 7, 2019
This will obviously become the biggest contract in franchise history, surpassing Donovan McNabb’s 12-year, $115-million contract signed in 2002 and Fletcher Cox’s six-year, $103-million contract signed in 2016.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) June 7, 2019
I would think getting Wentz resolved makes it easier to do something for Malcolm https://t.co/3adJRbxIEv— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) June 6, 2019