The Eagles and right tackle Lane Johnson have negotiated a new deal for four years and $72 million. With the deal, Johnson is now the highest-paid offensive lineman in the history of the NFL. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo was the first to report the deal.
Sources: The #Eagles have agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension with right tackle Lane Johnson that includes $54.595 guaranteed. It is the largest contract for an NFL offensive lineman in history on a per-year and guarantee basis.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 29, 2019
Johnson, 29, has been one of the best tackles in the league for several years now. He has made the Pro Bowl twice and was a part of the Eagles’ Super Bowl-winning team in the 2017-2018 season.
The Eagles will hope that Johnson can continue to protect Carson Wentz, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Johnson is currently dealing with a concussion, but may return this week for Philadelphia.