The Philadelphia Eagles have signed franchise quarterback Carson Wentz to a four-year extension, the team announced Thursday. The deal will keep Wentz in Philadelphia through the 2024 season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the extension is for $128 million and includes guarantees over $107 million. The deal can escalate from $128 million to a max of $144 million, according to a source.

Wentz's total deal is now six years for $154 million and can grow to a max of $170 million.

The second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft out of North Dakota State, Wentz has been dynamic when on the field, but his first three NFL seasons have been injury plagued. After playing in all 16 games as a rookie, he has missed eight games over the past two seasons, including five last year.

In December 2017, Wentz tore his ACL and missed the team's final three games of the regular season and the Eagles' postseason run to a Super Bowl title. The injury also forced him to miss the first two games of 2018.

Wentz returned in Week 3 to put up a 5-6 record in 11 games before suffering a stress fracture in his back that forced him to miss the final three games of the regular season and two playoff games. He finished with 3,074 yards, 21 touchdowns and seven interceptions with a 69.6% completion rate.

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