Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why the Philadelphia Eagles made a tremendous decision to sign 2016 second overall NFL Draft pick Carson Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension that will keep him in Philly though 2024.
The timing of the deal seemed a little suspicious considering the uncertainty around Wentz’s injury history, coupled with the fact the Eagles could have waited another two full seasons before they had to give Wentz a big deal, but Colin thinks the money Wentz made on this contract ($32 million per year) will actually be a bargain by the time it starts to matriculate. When healthy, Wentz appeared as an MVP shoo-during the 2017 season before tearing his ACL in the team’s 13th game.
Colin explains why the Eagles saw a player in Wentz who might have been doubting himself physically and saw the contract offer as a quick fix to his own demons even though he could have waited and earned a much bigger deal. Colin believes it could end up being upwards of $60 million Wenz will leave on the table once Patrick Mahomes sets the new quarterback market in two years.
Check out the audio above as Colin thinks this premature deal puts immense pressure on the Dallas Cowboys and what they decide to do with Dak Prescott.