Eagles Make Lane Johnson Highest Paid Tackle In Football

The Philadelphia Eagles and right tackle Lane Johnson have agreed to a four-year, $72 million contract extension that runs through 2025. Over $54 million is guaranteed, making Johnson the highest-paid tackle in football.

Johnson, 29, has established himself as one of the elite right tackles in football. He was selected with the fourth overall pick out of Oklahoma in the 2013 NFL Draft. He’s made the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons.

Johnson tweeted this about the new deal:

As we’ve been reporting, the Eagles have been determined to lock down their core talent. They re-signed right guard Brandon Brooks to a four-year, $56 million extension earlier this month. They’ve also reached new agreements with kicker Jake Elliott and long-snapper Rick Lovato.

The Eagles also want to re-sign star tight end Zach Ertz, but contract talks have stalled.


One response to “Eagles Make Lane Johnson Highest Paid Tackle In Football”

  1. […] tidbit that might have gotten lost in the news of Philadelphia re-signing right tackle Lane Johnson is that talks between the team and Ertz regarding a contract extension […]

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