Eagles Give Lane Johnson Record-Setting Contract Extension

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 03: Lane Johnson #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts against the … [+] Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field on November 3, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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The Eagles have made Lane Johnson a very rich man. Record-setting rich, actually.

Philadelphia made the right tackle the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL on Friday, agreeing to a four-year, $72 million contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2025 season. With $54 million in guaranteed money, Johnson’s contract topped that of Titans tackle Taylor Lewan, who got $50 million guaranteed.

“I’m looking forward to the next few years,” Johnson said in a video post to the Eagles’ Twitter account. “Fly Eagles fly, and I’m looking forward to this weekend.”

Johnson’s new deal will last until his age 35 season. An Eagle since he was drafted fourth overall in 2013, Johnson has been one of the best right tackles in the NFL ever since he came into the league. He’s played double-digit games in all but one season, made the last two Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro in 2017. Johnson, of course, also played a huge part in the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.

Johnson’s historic pact continues a trend for Philadelphia. The Eagles had already signed Brandon Brooks, Jake Elliott and Rick Lovato to extensions this season. With Johnson and Brooks both locked up, Philadelphia won’t have to worry about the right side of the offensive line anytime soon.

With Johnson being the latest Eagle to sign a new deal midseason, don’t be surprised if more follow. Zach Ertz and Malcolm Jenkins are also in line for contracts, and the Eagles seem to be in a giving mood.

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The Eagles have made Lane Johnson a very rich man. Record-setting rich, actually.

Philadelphia made the right tackle the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL on Friday, agreeing to a four-year, $72 million contract extension that will keep him in Philadelphia through the 2025 season. With $54 million in guaranteed money, Johnson’s contract topped that of Titans tackle Taylor Lewan, who got $50 million guaranteed.

“I’m looking forward to the next few years,” Johnson said in a video post to the Eagles’ Twitter account. “Fly Eagles fly, and I’m looking forward to this weekend.”

Johnson’s new deal will last until his age 35 season. An Eagle since he was drafted fourth overall in 2013, Johnson has been one of the best right tackles in the NFL ever since he came into the league. He’s played double-digit games in all but one season, made the last two Pro Bowls and was a first-team All-Pro in 2017. Johnson, of course, also played a huge part in the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.

Johnson’s historic pact continues a trend for Philadelphia. The Eagles had already signed Brandon Brooks, Jake Elliott and Rick Lovato to extensions this season. With Johnson and Brooks both locked up, Philadelphia won’t have to worry about the right side of the offensive line anytime soon.

With Johnson being the latest Eagle to sign a new deal midseason, don’t be surprised if more follow. Zach Ertz and Malcolm Jenkins are also in line for contracts, and the Eagles seem to be in a giving mood.