Eagles pick up QB Wentz's fifth-year option
The Philadelphia Eagles said Monday that they have exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Carson Wentz for the 2020 campaign.
Wentz will make more than $20 million in 2020, though exact figures for fifth-year options won't be firmed up until a later date.
Wentz, the second overall pick from North Dakota State in the 2016 NFL Draft, has passed for 10,152 yards, 70 touchdowns and 28 interceptions in 40 career games. He finished third in MVP balloting in 2017 and passed for a franchise-record 33 touchdowns in 13 games before tearing the ACL in his left knee.
The Bismarck-raised Wentz returned from the injury to play in 11 games last season and passed for 3,074 yards and 21 touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Wentz, 26, is the Eagles' undisputed starter after Super Bowl-winning backup Nick Foles departed for the Jacksonville Jaguars this offseason.