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Apr 10, 2024 11:09 am

Report: Eagles WR DeVonta Smith next in line for payday

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith is a “strong candidate” for a massive contract extension, ESPN reported Wednesday.

The Eagles already have locked up offensive linemen Landon Dickerson (four years, $84 million) and Jordan Mailata (three years, $66 million) to long-term deals this offseason. Smith appears to be next in line, per the report.

Smith, 25, has tallied 240 catches for 3,178 yards and 19 touchdowns in 50 games (49 starts) since being drafted 10th overall in 2021 out of Alabama, where he won the Heisman Trophy in 2020.

He set a career high with 95 catches in 2022 and posted his second straight 1,000-yard season with 1,066 in 2023.

“DeVonta is an incredible person, incredible player; obviously homegrown, young guy,” general manager Howie Roseman said at the scouting combine in February when asked about signing Smith to an extension this offseason. “Without getting into specifics, those are guys you don’t really want to leave.”

Smith is expected to command a new deal worth $25 million or more per season, per ESPN. Wideout Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins has a top average annual salary of $30 million, followed by the Las Vegas Raiders’ Davante Adams ($28 million), the Los Angeles Rams’ Cooper Kupp ($26.7 million) and Eagles teammate A.J. Brown ($25 million).

Smith is due a base salary of $1.055 million in 2024 with a cap hit of $6.4 million. The Eagles have until May 2 to exercise the fifth-year option on Smith’s rookie contract, estimated to be worth $16 million for the 2025 season, per Spotrac.

–Field Level Media

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