Philadelphia has been on the up and up after replacing their franchise quarterback and reconfiguring their roster.
The Eagles entered the 2022 offseason with ten total NFL Draft picks. They pushed the envelope even further, making a number of massive moves to build around Jalen Hurts. They filled in the necessary gaps and became one of the best teams in the league this season.
Through Week 7, the Eagles were the sole undefeated team in the NFL, only losing three games in the regular-season. Under quarterback Jalen Hurts, the Eagles went 14-1, clinching the NFC East, followed by the NFC. Making it to Super Bowl LVII, Philadelphia took the “L”, trailing by three points.
The team is now trying to run it back to prove to themselves and all of their doubters that they are true competitors. And, they will do that all while battling the possible loss of 20 free agents.
According to our Eagles Salary Cap Page the Eagles’ top-51 players account for $177 million, including some changes to the top-10 salaries since last season.
Their available cap space stands at $12.8 million (as of March 24, 2023).
Highest-Paid Eagles Players 2023 – Top 10:
Below is a look at what the top-10 highest paid Eagles players are earning, including salary and bonuses.
Lane Johnson — $24,193,998
First signing with the team in 2013, Lane Johnson signed a six-year contract extension worth $63 million with $35.5 million guaranteed in 2016, becoming the highest-paid right tackle in the NFL. The Eagles revised his contract again in 2019; a four-year $72 million deal with $54.6 million guaranteed. He is now the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL.
During the 2022 season, Johnson set a league record — the offensive lineman hasn’t allowed a single sack in 26 consecutive games. He was selected for his fourth Pro Bowl and was named to his second First-Team All-Pro.
Following the season, Johnson underwent surgery on a torn adductor and will now miss approximately 10-12 weeks. Howie Roseman will likely restructure his contract this offseason to free up some space.
On March 24, 2023, the Eagles gave Johnson a one-year extension worth $33.445 million, including $30 million guaranteed. The tackle is now under contract through 2025 and will save Philadelphia $9.4 million in cap space this coming season.
Darius Slay — $11,873,000
Slay was the fifth-highest paid player on the Eagles last season. With one year remaining on his contract, Slay began seeking higher pay during the 2023 offseason. Due to Philadelphia’s decreased cap space, the Eagles allowed Slay to seek a trade elsewhere.
In an odd turn of events, the team then released Slay with a June 1st designation, and later that day, they re-signed him.
The cornerback was originally traded to Philadelphia in 2020 in exchange for a third-round and fifth-round selection in the NFL Draft. The 2021 season was remarkable for Slay who made three interceptions and three touchdowns.
In 2022, he was named to his fifth Pro Bowl. In Week 2, he was praised for his performance, named as the NFC Defensive Player of the Week. Defending his team against the Minnesota Vikings, Slay had two interceptions and a career-high five passes defended.
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Slay will now remain with the Eagles through 2025.
Jason Kelce — $10,757,000
The 35-year-old has been with the Eagles since he was drafted in 2011 and has become one of the best players in the NFL. Kelce has played in 139 consecutive starts — the second-longest mark in franchise history. He trails Jon Runyan’s 144 games.
During the 2022 season, he was selected for his sixth Pro Bowl (fourth consecutive) and was named First-Team All-Pro for the fifth time. Despite losing to his brother, Travis Kelce (and the Kansas City Chiefs) in Super Bowl LVII, Kelce announced he will be back for another season. It will be his 13th with the Eagles.
In a social media post, Kelce stated, “I have put much thought into whether it makes sense to play another season. After talking it over with my wife and many other friends and family, I have decided to return for another year. Thank you to all my supporters and detractors for fueling me. I ain’t f–king done yet!”
Brandon Graham — $10,095,000
Brandon Graham has also been with Philadelphia since the start of his NFL career. In 2019, he signed a three-year, $40 million contract extension, securing his first Pro Bowl in 2020.
In Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers in 2021, Graham was carted off the field with an ankle injury. It was later confirmed that Graham suffered an Achilles rupture and would not return.
Graham returned for 2022 for his thirteenth season, and was rejuvenated. He was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week twice for his Week 3 and Week 14 performances. He finished with a career-high 11 sacks and if you ask any Philly fan, Graham was 100% snubbed of the Pro Bowl.
As a free agent, the Eagles signed Graham to a one-year deal. He will remain the longest-tenured athlete in the City of Philadelphia, hoping to make it to 15 years and retire with The Birds.
A.J. Brown — $8,318,894
One of the newest additions to the list is former Tennessee Titans’ wide receiver A.J. Brown. The Eagles acquired Brown during the 2022 NFL Draft when they traded away their No. 18 and No. 101 overall picks.
Brown was originally drafted in 2019 in the second-round. He’s had a successful career thus far, finishing with 70 receptions, 1,075 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns during his second season. Last year, Brown put up his lowest stats, but still played better than all of Philadelphia’s wide receivers except for DeVonta Smith.
Brown signed a four-year, $100 million contract extension with $57 million guaranteed.
In 2022, he showed the Eagles why he was worth the money after playing the best season of his career. With 88 receptions, 1,496 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns, Brown surpassed Eagles’ legend Mike Quick for the most single-season receiving yards in franchise history. He was also selected to his second Pro Bowl and named Second-Team All-Pro.
Jordan Mailata — $7,671,000
This is pretty amazing, especially for a guy who never played football before being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. An original rugby player, Mailata joined the Eagles in 2018, and was activated in 2020 when Jack Driscoll was injured. During that season, Mailata was ranked as a top-15 offensive tackle.
He and Andre Dillard then competed for the left tackle position for the 2021 season with Mailata earning the spot. A day before the season began, the Eagles signed him to a four-year, $64 million extension.
Mailata finished the 2021 season playing 100% of the offensive snaps ten games. He allowed only two sacks on 336 downs.
Remaining seemingly quiet during the 2022 season, he’s been one of Jalen Hurts’ biggest protectors. He was named as a NFC Pro Bowl alternate.
Haason Reddick — $6,957,000
Reddick played for the Arizona Cardinals and Carolina Panthers before signing with Philadelphia this season. Returning to his hometown, the linebacker has been one of the most successful players on the Eagles’ roster.
Earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 4 and Defensive Player of the Month for December, Reddick finished the regular-season with 16 sacks — the most on the team. He also completed 49 combined tackles, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. He was named to his first-ever Pro Bowl and Second-Team All-Pro. And, even despite the success, fans are angry he wasn’t a nominee for Defensive Player of the Year — because that’s just how well he’s played.
Dallas Goedert — $6,461,586
Tight end Dallas Goedert joined the Eagles in 2018, but many didn’t take note of him as he fell to No. 2 behind Zach Ertz. After Ertz’s trade in 2021, critics began to realize what an impact Goedert could really make on the offense.
During the 2022 season, he was part of the No. 2 ranked offense, alongside receivers A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. He completed the year with 55 receptions, 702 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. In the post-season, Goedert has had ten receptions for 81 yards and one touchdown.
Josh Sweat — $6,057,000
Defensive end Josh Sweat was drafted by the Eagles in 2018. He didn’t get his first start until the 2020 season.
In 2021, he agreed to a three-year extension. That season, he had 13 out of 16 starts, making 45 tackles and 7.5 sacks. He was named to his first Pro Bowl. Sweat then returned in 2022 setting a career-high in tackles (48) and sacks (11). He also completed one interception for 42 yards and one touchdown.
Fletcher Cox — $5,700,000
Fans keep thinking they won’t see Fletcher Cox back for another season, but he’ll return yet again.
As a first-round draft pick in 2012, Cox has spent his entire career with the Eagles. In 2022, he finished with 43 tackles and seven sacks — his most since the 2018 season. As one of 20 free agents in Philadelphia, he signed a one-year deal, taking a pay cut to remain with the Eagles.
In free agency, he lost his fellow defensive tackle, Javon Hargrave.
Philadelphia’s Highest Paid Eagles Players — Recap
- Lane Johnson — $24,193,998
- Darius Slay — $11,873,000
- Jason Kelce — $10,757,000
- Brandon Graham — $10,095,000
- A.J. Brown — $8,318,894
- Jordan Mailata — $7,671,000
- Haason Reddick — $6,957,000
- Dallas Goedert — $6,461,586
- Josh Sweat — $6,057,000
- Fletcher Cox — $5,700,000