Jalen Hurts thrived for the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2022 season, posting career-high numbers in nearly every major category. As a result, the Eagles were 14-1 in games Hurts started and would advance all the way to the Super Bowl.

Coming out of that performance, Philadelphia is reportedly rewarding Hurts and locking up its franchise quarterback for the future. According to reports from Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, Hurts and the Eagles have agreed to a 5-year extension worth $255 million. That deal makes Hurts the highest-paid player in NFL history.

The massive extension includes $15 million worth of incentives that would allow Hurts to earn up to $54 million of new money annually, a record for an NFL player per Pelissero. If incentives are hit, the max value of the deal is reportedly worth $274.304 million through 2028.

Rapoport also reports the deal includes a no-trade clause for Hurts. That would be the first no-trade clause ever in Philadelphia’s history, a true sign of the commitment to Hurts from the franchise.

Jalen Hurts’ impact in Philadelphia

Since joining the Eagles in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft, Hurts has improved every season of his career. He improved his completion percentage from 61.3% in his second season to 66.5% a year ago while throwing for 3,701 yards, 22 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions.

Hurts also rushed for 760 yards during the 2022 season with a career-high 13 rushing touchdowns. In the process, Hurts finished 2nd in MVP voting to Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and was named a second-team All-Pro.

We’ll see what Hurts can dial up for the Eagles in 2023, but there’s no denying his future in the NFL remains incredibly bright.