Wentz: I knew I wanted Philly to be home for a long time
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Carson Wentz put pen to paper Monday on a four-year extension that will keep him with the Philadelphia Eagles through the 2024 season.

Wentz had two years remaining on his rookie deal before signing the extension, but he had already prioritized laying roots down in Philly.

"Something I think both sides wanted to get done. I knew I wanted this to be home for a long time," Wentz said. "Ever since being drafted, it's felt like home. So as soon as we found something that was a win-win and really a fair opportunity, I jumped at it just because, like I said, I love this place."

The new contract is believed to be structurally complex, as it takes into account the collective bargaining agreement set to expire after the 2020 campaign. Wentz apparently stayed away from the specifics of the deal.

"I kind of left that to my agents who do an amazing job. I really think they got this thing dialed in and I'm really excited about it," he said.

As are the Eagles. The new deal locks in Wentz as their franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future.

"I couldn't be more pleased that Carson's going to be our quarterback for many more years," said Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie.

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