April 15, 2024   2 MIN READ

Ahead Of The Game

Birds Ink Star WR; Get Ahead Of Market Boom


The Philadelphia Eagles have locked in another key piece to the offense.

Wide receiver DeVonta Smith and the team officially agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2028 season, the team announced Monday.

Per NFL Network, the new deal is worth $75 million with $51 million in guarantees.

DeVonta Smith

Smith becomes the third Birds’ starter on offense to receive a long-term extension this offseason in addition to left tackle Jordan Mailata and left guard Landon Dickerson.

It was a no-brainer move to extend the 25-year-old, who has recorded over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in each of the past two seasons despite being the number two receiving option behind A.J. Brown.

Playing with his former Alabama teammate Jalen Hurts at quarterback, the two have maintained their connection in the NFL to form one of the best offenses in the league over the past two seasons.

The move puts the Eagles well ahead of the curve before an inevitable explosion of the wide receiver contract market. Out of the first round picks at wide receiver in the 2020 and 2021 drafts, which includes some of the best in the NFL with Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb, Brandon Aiyuk, Ja’Marr Chase, and Jaylen Waddle, Smith is the first to receive a new deal.

Now, the Eagles find themselves in a comfortable position on the offensive side of the ball with 10 starters under contract for at least the next two seasons.

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

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