June 17, 2024   3 MIN READ

Devil’s in the Details

ITB: Looking at Eagles Contracts


The Philadelphia Eagles are at the forefront of the NFL when it comes to contracts and unique structures.

On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher broke down the team’s contract situations.

C.J. Gardner-Johnson

GETTY IMAGES: C.J. Gardner-Johnson’s new contract allows for an out after one year.

Jalen Hurts

Adam Caplan: “He has an advanced guarantee of about $31 million. He is basically owed $51 million in option bonuses and base salary for the 2026 season. Basically, almost all of it becomes fully guaranteed in March of 2025. He is pretty much going to be on the roster through ’26.” 

Geoff Mosher: “If the guy is an MVP and the Eagles win the Super Bowl, does he get to say he needs to be more than $55 million a year, more than Trevor Lawrence or whatever Dak (Prescott) signs?”

Saquon Barkley

Caplan: “He signed a three-year deal with a two-year structure. The first two years, he is basically going to make $24.5 million fully guaranteed. In year three, he has very little guaranteed so they would walk away from that if he is not staying healthy.”

Mosher: “Barkley is going to be a guy who always struggles to stay healthy because of the way he runs the ball and how much volume he can get when healthy, but he is certainly more explosive than anything the Eagles have had at that position.”

Dallas Goedert

Caplan: “There is some guaranteed money this year, but in 2025 there is no guaranteed money. He has an option bonus of $14 million due in March. He has to play well for them to want to extend his contract. He is getting up there, turns 30 in January.”

Mosher: “With the guaranteed money running out, if he is lost in this offense or it is not working out for him, you could be looking for a different tight end in 2025.”

Josh Sweat

Caplan: “The total cash was previously around $17 million. They cut him down to $10 million, $9.5 million of it is fully guaranteed. That was the compromise. He is going to be on the roster this season, but his performance dropped off [last year].”

Mosher: “He took the paycut as an edge rusher who only had a bad second half. It makes me think he and his camp felt if he didn’t agree to it and got cut, he would not have been able to make more than that on a free agent market, which for an edge rusher who has accomplished what he has in the last three years is pretty glaring.”

C.J. Gardner-Johnson

Mosher: “When you slice it up, it is a one-year deal disguised as a three-year deal.”

Caplan: “It is three years and $27 million with an upside of $33 million. $10 million is fully guaranteed, he will see $8 million of that in year one. They could reasonably walk away after year one.” 

James Bradberry

Caplan: “The reason why is he is on the roster is because of what he is owed. He is signed through 2025, but this year the money is fully guaranteed. That is why he is not cut.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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