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New York Giants rival Carson Wentz agrees to 4-year extension with Eagles

06/07/2019
Ryan Honey

New York Giants division foe, Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, agrees to a four-year contract extension through the 2024 season. 

Looks like a rival player of the New York Giants will be staying in the NFC East for an extended four seasons.

On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles and their quarterback Carson Wentz agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $128 million. This keeps Wentz in Philly through the 2024 season.

Wentz is entering his fourth year as the Eagles quarterback. Philadelphia drafted him in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of North Dakota State.

The Pro Bowl quarterback has played five career games against the Giants in his three seasons. An ACL tear kept him out of the second of two games against Big Blue in 2017. In those five games, Wentz has thrown for 1,206 yards, six touchdowns, and three interceptions.

He hasn’t been so much of a “Giants killer,” but he’s still someone that the Giants defense needs to prepare well for. Wentz can get it done through the air, has a great pocket presence and also is mobile enough to extend plays.

Despite being a talented pro quarterback, Wentz is very much injury-prone. He went down in week 14 of the 2017 regular season, as the ACL tear sat him the rest of the season and two weeks into 2018.

Wentz then missed the last three games of the regular season and the Eagles’ two playoff games last year due to a stress fracture found in his back. In the last two seasons, the Eagles have played in five playoff games, with Wentz appearing in none of them. Former Philadelphia and current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles lead the team in those games.

Look at this contract extension through any perspective you want. Either way, the Giants defense will have to prepare for Wentz at least through the 2024 season.

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