Carson Wentz should be thrilled about future after Lane Johnson extension

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The Philadelphia Eagles rewarding Lane Johnson with a hefty extension on Friday means Carson Wentz will receive great protection for years to come.

While the main focus surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles at the moment being on Sunday’s meeting with the Miami Dolphins, fans did receive some exciting news heading into the weekend in regards to Lane Johnson.

On Friday, the Eagles announced their key offensive lineman had agreed to a whopping four-year extension with the team worth $74 million, with just over $54 million guaranteed.

Over the years, Philadelphia has been fortunate enough to have some of the best offensive lineman in the NFL, and rewarding Johnson with this kind of hefty extension will benefit the offense for years to come, especially when it comes to Carson Wentz.

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Even though Wentz has been healthy enough to play this season, previous injuries have made the offensive line a top priority for the Eagles over the last few years.

Whether it was his knee from two years ago to his back in 2018, Wentz’s health has been an issue at times over the last couple of seasons, but also this hasn’t made Philadelphia feel any less confidence in their franchise quarterback.

If anything, the Eagles are hopeful that Wentz can find a way to pull some magic out of his hat to help Philadelphia make a serious run over these final five games to secure the NFC East over the Dallas Cowboys.

Knowing Wentz, the former first-round pick is probably feeling the most excited about Johnson’s deal since this means the two will get to work together for years to come.

But most importantly, the focus for now is on Sunday’s game against the Dolphins to make sure the Eagles find a way to take advantage of the Dallas Cowboys coming up short on Thanksgiving Day against the Buffalo Bills.

Dallas technically owns the tiebreaker at the moment over their division rivals, but a win by Johnson and the Eagles would at least result in the two teams having the same record entering Week 14.

At least with this hefty extension taking place on Friday, maybe Philadelphia will get lucky, and see Johnson playing with a little extra motivation in Miami since the Eagles could use all the extra help possible on offense after the previous two weeks.