Philadelphia Eagles officially sign defensive tackle Jalen Carter to a fully guaranteed four-year, $21.8 million rookie contract on Thursday, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal includes a fifth-year team option. The Eagles moved up one draft slot to No. 9 to select Carter.
The 22-year-old Carter had 83 tackles (18.5 for loss), six sacks, two forced fumbles and four passes defended in his three years at Georgia, helping lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championships.
Carter was highly regarded as the best player in the draft. He fell due to off the field issues.
The Eagles hope that Carter and former Bulldogs and new Eagles teammate Jordan Davis will successfully dominate the line of scrimmage in Philadelphia from the interior defensive line for years to come.
Jalen Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo courtsey of David Eulitt/Getty Images