Getting to the bag and establishing a long-term relationship are two terms people typically don’t see in the same sentence. However, a glaring exception comes regarding Jalen Hurts and his status with the Philadelphia Eagles.
While this accomplishment is no small feat, it was made possible by the skill and savviness of his agent Nicole Lynn.
Eagles and Jalen Hurts reached agreement on a five-year, $255 million extension, including $179.304 million guaranteed, per source.
Hurts becomes the highest-paid player in NFL history in a deal negotiated by Nicole Lynn of Klutch Sports Group and Eagles’ GM Howie Roseman. pic.twitter.com/DXG0ZWzsGJ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 17, 2023
Shared in a previous post by AfroTech, Jalen Hurts’ professional relationship with Nicole Lynn started with her sending him a DM, hoping for the chance to represent him as a client. After researching Lynn’s track record, Hurts felt the choice was clear.
“I know the agent world in the NFL, and all sports, is very male-dominated,” Hurts explained to Sports Illustrated. “But Nicole was really on top of her stuff. She was prepared. She knew what she was talking about. She was hungry. And she was determined. And I feel that determination like that never rests. Once you come across such a determined individual, that just hits me a little different.”
The NFL breaks down the five-year extension to include $110 million fully guaranteed at signing and another $126.5 million by March 2024. Hurts can also earn $15 million in incentives that would bring his potential earning amount to $274.3 million by 2028.
The Eagles quarterback will receive a raise this year, including a $23.29 million signing bonus, making $64 million through the top of 2024.
This max deal locks in Hurts’ time with the Eagles for the next six years, not to mention his new contract has the franchise’s first-ever no-trade clause.
The deal Lynn negotiated is also said to be the largest contract ever secured by a female agent.