Chris Long won’t be retiring just yet.
Long, who was mulling walking away from the game a few days ago, has accepted the Philadelphia Eagles’restructured contract offer, according to a report from Pardon My Take. Long is a frequent guest to Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast.
BREAKING: Recurring guest Chris Long has accepted an offer from the Philadelphia Eagles and will be returning to the team for the 2018 NFL season PLEASE CREDIT
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) March 22, 2018
His new deal guarantees Long $3 million, with his base salary increasing from $1 million to $2.5 million, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Sources: the Eagles re-did the contract of DE Chris Long, guaranteeing him $3M this season. His base salary jumped to $2.5M guaranteed (from $1M non-guaranteed), with the team eliminating his $750k in per-game roster bonuses & $750k in incentives. Doing a good player a solid.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 21, 2018
The soon to be 33-year-old played 48.2 percent of the Eagles snaps during their Super Bowl campaign and recorded five sacks, with four of them being strip-sacks. His pressure on Case Keenum in the NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings led to Patrick Robinson’s 50-yard, pick-six.
Patrick Robinson : 2 tackles & a 50-yard pick 6 pic.twitter.com/pVJFZ8epil
— Lee Harvey (@MusikFan4Life) January 22, 2018
Long was also known for what he did off the field in 2017. He donated all the money he made last season, which was just shy of $1 million, to scholarships and charities that support educational equity.