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Brandt on Wentz extension: 'Stunning deal for Eagles'

John Barchard
June 10, 2019 - 11:59 am

There has been a lot of reaction to Carson Wentz’s 4-year, $128 million contract extension ($107 million guaranteed). More importantly, former NFL executives are blown away by how good the deal is for the Eagles.

First former Eagles president, Browns CEO, and Falcons advisor Joe Banner chimed in on how masterful this contract is and now former Packers Vice President and Eagles consultant Andrew Brandt says it’s, “Really a stunning deal for the Eagles.”

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Brandt joined the 94WIP Midday Show and explained that NFL players, especially quarterbacks, will always get a better deal if they wait. But Brand admitted, "It’s hard for players to wait and teams know this when you throw enough money in front of them.”

If Wentz, 26, did nothing over the next two years, he’s making 66 millions dollars and for the Eagles to just pony up another 35 millions dollars for his rights for an additional four seasons, “That’s a massive deal in favor for the Eagles," says Brandt. 

Brandt also pointed out that it was obvious Howie Roseman and the Eagles did play on the injury factor with Wentz.

“I’m not trying to be sinister here …. they played on the realistic side of (the injury) and they played on fear of it going forward," Brandt explained. 

All signs keep pointing to how good this deal is for the Birds moving forward, just don’t tell Eliot Shorr-Parks that

You can hear the entire interview with Andrew Brandt below: