Wentz Signs his Rookie Deal, Golson to Tryout
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Carson Wentz era has officially begun as the No. 2 overall pick from last month's draft agreed to terms in advance of the Eagles' rookie minicamp, which begins Friday.
The four-year deal with a team option comes with a $17.6 million signing bonus and is worth a total of $26.7 million.
The Eagles plan on bringing the former North Dakota State star along very slowly as the team's third quarterback in 2016 behind veteran starter Sam Bradford and Doug Pederson-favorite Chase Daniel.
That might be easier said than done, however, as the expectations surrounding Wentz are significant after the Eagles used five draft choice and three players to climb all the way up from No. 13 in the draft in order to select him, and if Bradford falters the pressure to start the future immediately will be great.
The Eagles now have their entire 2016 draft class under contract.
Meanwhile, as if the QB depth chart wasn't crowded enough, former Notre Dame and Florida State signal caller Everett Golson is expected to be on hand for a tryout during Philadelphia's rookie camp.
So far Philadelphia has committed $46.35M to the QB position in '16, $12M more than the next team on the list, the Baltimore Ravens.
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