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Eagles want to finalize Hurts' extension 'relatively soon'

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Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said it's "no secret" the team wants to sign quarterback Jalen Hurts to a contract extension "relatively soon," according to ESPN's Tim McManus.

"Our whole roster-building is going to turn a little bit here from a quarterback on a rookie deal towards a quarterback hopefully on a long-term deal," Roseman said.

"Not that we have anything done, but obviously our goal is to keep Jalen here for a long time."

Hurts, 24, established himself as the franchise passer after leading the Eagles to a 14-1 mark and a Super Bowl LVII appearance as a starter during the 2022 season. He racked up 4,461 total yards and 35 touchdowns (22 passing, 13 rushing).

The MVP candidate's potential new deal is expected to be worth north of $45 million per season, which would put him on par with the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Lamar Jackson are also expected to command big paydays in the near future.

Roseman indicated that potential deals for other quarterbacks won't influence Philadelphia's negotiation timeline.

Hurts is entering the final year of a rookie contract that would pay him just over $4 million in 2023, according to Over the Cap.

"I think you have to navigate the offseason understanding we're not going to lose our franchise quarterback with one year left on his deal," he said.

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