The Philadelphia Eagles believe they have drafted Jason Kelce’s eventual successor at the center. The team brought Nebraska featured Cam Jurgens in the second round of the 2022 NFL draft. However, Jurgens still didn’t sign.
The Eagles have reached contract terms with four of their five rookies this summer, including a $17 million deal for first-round picker Jordan Davis. They also locked up Nakobe Dean, Kyron Johnson, and Grant Calcaterra. However, details about the rookie contract for Jurgens are still scant. Do not worry. Philadelphia is most likely trying to maintain the flexibility of its hat going into training camp.
The go-to rate for the second is in the neighborhood of $7.5 million for a four-year rookie contract. Jurgens showed up for volunteer minicamps in May – remember that picture of him and Kelce sledding? – and there’s no sign that he’ll sit out of training camp. The Eagles have made a similar plan in 2021, waiting until July 26 to sign rookie Landon Dickerson. Jurgens will get his deal in due time. He’s a key part of their future plans along the NFL’s most dominant offensive line.
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Lane Johnson is ready for some beef jerky
Lane Johnson recently appeared on The Rich Eisen Show where he talks about getting to know Jurgens. The must-All-Pro player doesn’t know that his new teammate has his own brand of beef jerky called “Beef Ritual” but he expects Jurgens to “sponsor the room” with his delicious meat.
“I don’t have a chance but I think the boot camp will be a good opportunity for all of us to achieve some [beef jerky],” Johnson said. “You are informing me of that. I have no clue. “
Johnson also spoke about expectations for the sporting prospect, who ran the 40-yard run in 4.92 seconds.
“I had to watch him move around so I think what Philadelphia has got with Kelce, one of the best centers of all time, in terms of sports – and I think what they’re trying to do is Is there someone who can fit that mold, can do all the checks at the line.
“The center is a very important position, it’s like a full-back, a central defender for the defence, making all the calls. He may be a bit longer than Kelce – they look at arm’s length – but the makeup is very similar in terms of athleticism and flare. “
Jurgens watched Kelce’s Tape Grow Up
Kelce hand-picked his heir after surveying several centers heading into the 2022 NFL draft. Jurgens athletic prowess jumped out of the ice and he office lobbying for 303 pounder. Those two have a natural bond, with Jurgens admitting he watched a lot of Kelce’s tapes growing up.
“It’s amazing,” Jurgens said as he told the very potential Kelce. “I watched a lot of his tapes and saw a guy who could move like him and play as hard as he did, that’s how I want to play and that’s how I want to model it. your game and become an athlete on the field. Just because you’re an O-player doesn’t mean you can’t run down the field and safely knock out a player. I want to do jobs like him and be able to integrate into their system as best as I can. I was very nervous to be there. “
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