Jake Elliott’s $20M deal named worst contract on the Eagles

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The Eagles are looking forward to a bright salary cap future once Carson Wentz’s dead money comes off the books in 2022.

Pro Football Focus recently took a look at the best and worst contracts for all 32 NFL teams and former Vikings safety Anthony Harris landed the best deal for Philadelphia.

The worst deal belongs to inconsistent kicker, Jake Elliott.

Worst: K Jake Elliott — Five years, $20.15 million ($990K in active guarantees, $2.25 million 2022 salary guarantee vests in March of 2022)

We already discussed one NFC East kicker above, and the precautionary tale is likely served by Jake Elliott here. Philadelphia was extending anyone and everyone in their building as they looked to get back to Super Bowl form after 2017, and that included Jake Elliott.

Among the extensive list of issues plaguing the Eagles’ 2020 campaign, Elliott going 14-for-19 on field goals en route to a 40.5 kicking grade — good for 32nd out of 34 qualifying placekickers — was certainly not helpful. Philadelphia is cutting contracts left and right this offseason but would lose cap space via an Elliott release, so he’ll have an opportunity to earn the organization’s trust once more.

The Eagles previously reworked Elliott’s deal in March.

The restructure saves the Eagles $1,170,000 in cap space for Elliott, who was set to make $2,500,000 while counting $3,324,000 against the cap.

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