EAGLES WILL EXTEND QB CARSON WENTZ’S DEAL BY MAY 3!

By Mary Cunningham

When will the Eagles finalize a contract extension for quarterback Carson Wentz?

General Manager Howie Roseman was asked that very question yesterday at the NFL meetings in Arizona:

“We’re incredibly optimistic about the 2019 season,” Roseman said. “Having Carson here long term is our goal, and we’re working toward that.”

The Eagles are expected to exercise Wentz’s fifth-year option for 2020 before the May 3 deadline in the absence of a long-term deal. This season, Wentz is scheduled to count $8.5 million against the salary cap.

Even though he has missed eight games over the past two seasons with injuries, Wentz has done enough to gain the Eagles’ confidence in his future long term.

He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 with an MVP-esque season, going 11-2 with 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

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