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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 02: Jalen Carter of Georgia looks on during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 02, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

It did not take long for Jalen Carter to ink his rookie deal. He becomes the first of the first-round picks to get it out of the way. He signed his rookie deal with the Eagles. All rookie deals are for 4 years, with a 5th-year option. In Carter’s case, he gets 4 years fully guaranteed at $21.8 million.

Not a surprise. It was something that was inevitable because pretty much every first-round pick eventually signs it. But it is something good to get out of the way so we don’t need to deal with the drama of waiting it out. And with the situation Carter is dealing with off the field, it’s best to avoid any and all signs of drama. It lets them just get to work.

Carter fell to pick 9 after a situation involving a teammate and another Georgia staffer getting into a deadly crash. The driver of the other car was reportedly drunk, and he and Carter were racing. It’s important to note that Carter did not cause the crash, nor was he ever charged with a DUI. But he did get charged with several misdemeanors surrounding the crash. He settled the case before the draft started. But it was still enough to turn some teams off on him. And so the man who many expected to be the first non-QB off the board fell to the Eagles at 9.

The talented player will be an Eagle for at least 4 years. The Eagles hope their veteran leadership, along with his former Georgia teammates on the team, can help keep him from any future off-the-field troubles.

Twitter Reactions: Eagles 1st Round NFL Draft Picks

Last night, the 1st Round of the NFL Draft saw the Philadelphia Eagles take 2 Georgia Bulldogs in Jalen Carter at #9 overall and Nolan Smith at #30 overall. Both of those players were heralded as top-level defensive prospects, and the birds seem to have gotten both of them at outstanding value. So, how did Philadelphia Eagles Twitter feel about Howie Roseman’s work in bringing a couple new Eagles into the nest? Let’s take a look.

  • Anthony Gargano

  • Tyrone Johnson

  • John Kincade

  • Pat Egan

  • Hunter Brody

  • Andrew Salciunas

    Didn’t make a single tweet about the draft. Is The Choonis a fake Eagles fan???

  • Connor Thomas

  • Dylan MacKinnon

  • Jennifer Scordo

  • Jamie Lynch

  • Micah Parsons

  • Jason Kelce

  • Ari Meirov

  • Adam Schefter

  • Kevin Negandhi

  • Zach Berman

  • Daniel Jeremiah

  • SportsNation

  • Warren Sharp

  • And Finally, The Philadelphia Eagles


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