Source: Eagles give RT Johnson 1-year extension

Source: Eagles give RT Johnson 1-year extension

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles are giving All-Pro right tackle Lane Johnson a one-year, $33.445 million contract extension that includes $30 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday.

Johnson is now under contract through 2026.

One of the top offensive tackles in the league, Johnson hasn’t surrendered a sack the past two seasons — a streak he kept alive this past postseason while playing through a torn adductor that required offseason surgery.

Before the deal, Johnson’s cap number for 2023 was over $24 million, the highest on the team by a wide margin. The new deal reduces that number to $14.8 million, a source said, providing Philadelphia close to $10 million in cap relief.

Johnson, 32, was named to his fourth Pro Bowl in 2022. He is one of just three Eagles offensive tackles to be named to multiple All-Pro teams, along with Jason Peters and Bob Brown.

The Eagles’ level of success with Johnson in the lineup has been dramatic since he was drafted fourth overall in 2013. Philadelphia is 79-47-1 when he plays and 13-22 when he has been sidelined, according to StatMuse data.

“Lane is the best tackle in the NFL,” coach Nick Sirianni said in December. “I didn’t say right tackle; I said best tackle in the NFL.”


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