It was a pretty good day for the Eagles. First off, Doug Pederson cancelled their final OTA practice and took the team bowling instead.
Then, Carson Wentz signed a really big contract extension. According to Adam Schefter, it’s for four years and worth $128 million. $107.9 million is guaranteed and $66 million is due at signing. That can be maxed out to $144 million based on incentives. His total deal is now six years for $154 million, which can go up as high as $170 million.
It’s not a surprise Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie wanted to keep him in Philly for the long-term despite the recent injury concerns. That’s a huge deal, but that’s what quarterbacks are getting. Russell Wilson signed a four-year, $140 million extension with $107 million guaranteed.
But unlike Wilson, who tweeted out a video in the early morning hours with Ciara in bed, Wentz tweeted out a video of himself at NovaCare thanking fans. You may judge that part however you want:
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) June 6, 2019
So cool, Wentz is an Eagle. He can get to know how to pronounce JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s name correctly.
His deal is done. Malcolm Jenkins is probably next. And who knows what Joe Douglas is gonna do.
The Sixers found one of their new coaches in former Spurs assistant Ime Udoka. He interviewed for the Cavaliers head coaching job before John Beilein got it. I’ve never heard of him, but this comment makes me feel good about the hire.
This dude used to be so highly rated as a coach on 2k. Only reason I know his name.
— CGhi (@CGallagher_Art) June 7, 2019
The Phillies returned home yesterday to honor the memory of former chairman David Montgomery.
Outside the ballpark, an Odubel Herrera banner was taken down.
Meanwhile, most of the team’s top picks since 2004 have SUCKED.
The Phils host the Reds this weekend at Citizens Bank Park. First pitch tonight is at 7:05 PM on NBC 10. Zach Eflin takes the mound against Tyler Mahle. Nick Pivetta and Aaron Nola (a first round pick that turned out to be great) will also pitch this weekend.
In other sports news, the Blues defeated the Bruins 2-1 in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final to take a 3-2 series lead. St. Louis won the game on this controversial no-call:
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 7, 2019
Yeah that’s a trip.
Is Kyle Lowry as good as our Kyle Scott thinks? Makes you wonder.
In the news, the Philly NewsGuild is not interested in taking more buyouts at the Inquirer.
A man was arrested for planning to detonate grenades in Times Square.