Eagles, Brent Celek Agree to a Three-Year, $13M Extension
One day after locking up tight end Zach Ertz to a long-term deal, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan, the Eagles have signed tight Brent Celek to a three-year, $13 million extension through 2019. The deal included $6 million guaranteed.
In 2015, Celek tallied 27 receptions for 398 yards and three touchdowns, while also serving as an integral blocker in the Eagles run game.
Celek, who just turned 31 on Monday had one year left on his contract. He was scheduled to earn $4.925 million in 2016, but gets a three-year extension.
The Eagles could have saved $5 million by cutting him.
By keeping Celek around, it further shows how important new head coach Doug Pederson feels the tight end position is to his offense.
Celek ranks second all-time among Eagles tight ends in receiving yards, receptions and receiving touchdowns, trailing only Eagles Hall of Famer Pete Retzlaff in the three categories.