After bringing back Darius Slay, Jason Kelce, and James Bradberry, the next biggest thing on the Eagles’ agenda was restructuring Lane Johnson’s contract. The All-Pro RT was due to cost them $24 million against the cap this season. The largest number on the team. To bring that number down, and create some more room this offseason, the Eagles signed Lane Johnson to a 1-year extension. It will keep him on the team through the 2026 season. With the extension, Lane gets another $33.445 million, $30 million of which is guaranteed. In return, the Eagles save $9.2 million in cap space.
Eagles are giving All-Pro RT Lane Johnson a one-year, $33.445 million contract extension, including $30 million guaranteed, per source. He’s now under contract through 2026. Johnson hasn’t surrendered a sack the past two seasons, even playing last postseason with a torn adductor.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 24, 2023
It is a big number for a Tackle. But one Lane wholly deserves. Lane Johnson hasn’t given up a sack going back to 2020. He hardly even gave up any pressures. And in the playoffs, he continued to dominate despite playing with a torn adductor. He faced off with stars like Chris Jones and Joey Bosa. Yet he continued to dominate. Back in December, Nick Sirianni called Lane Johnson the best Tackle in the game. And it is hard to argue with him. When you literally never give up sacks, who could be any better?
It is important to not that the extra season will not literally pay him $30 million. That number can be spread across multiple years, including dummy years after the end of the contract. But it does keep Lane around a little bit longer. And it does give the Eagles more room to make moves this off-season. The Eagles already made their moves at cornerback and linebacker. But they will likely need to bring another Safety at some point too. Plus it certainly would not hurt to find an upgrade over Quez Watkins in the slot.
Lane Johnson, 32, has made four Pro Bowls, and two All-Pro teams with the Eagles. He will have a chance to make many more as he will be here for several more seasons.