Eagles sign former Century grad Carson Wentz to contract extension


June 7, 2019 9:45 am

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Former Bismarck Century football standout Carson Wentz has signed a four-year contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).

The extension will keep the 2011 Bismarck Century High School graduate in Philadelphia through the 2024 season.

The extension is for $128 million and includes $107.9 million guaranteed, including $66 million due at signing, according to ESPN sources.

Wentz was drafted No. 2 overall by the Eagles in the 2016 NFL Draft following a standout career at North Dakota State. Wentz earned All-State honors as a senior quarterback for the Bismarck Century Patriots in 2010.

His three-year pro career has had its highs and lows. As a rookie in 2016, Wentz threw for 3,782 yards and 16 touchdowns. In 2017, he played like an MVP prior to an ACL injury that cut his season short. The Eagles won the Super Bowl 52 behind the play of backup quarterback Nick Foles.

Wentz returned in Week 3 of the 2018 season. He was 5-6 in 11 games before a stress fracture in his back forced him to sit out the final three games of the season and the postseason for the second straight year.

Wentz is a fan favorite on and off the field. He has organized several charity softball games through his foundation in Philadelphia and is hosting another at Newman Outdoor Field in Fargo later this month.

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