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Aussie NFL star officially signs ‘off the charts’ deal

Australian NFL marvel Jordan Mailata has just a mindblowing new contract that has shattered all previous records for Aussies in the league.

 
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    Jordan Mailata has officially signed the richest contract ever earned by an Australian in the NFL.

    The 24-year-old former South Sydney Rabbitohs talent had been in a fight for the starting offensive tackle position at the Philadelphia Eagles — a battle that had a fortune riding on it.

    Mailata won the battle and has also won a whopping four-year contract that could be worth up to $108 million ($USD80m) — if he meets performance bonus clauses.

    As first reported by ESPN, the deal is worth USD$64 million with $40.85 million guaranteed.

    It puts him near the top of the highest-earning Australian athletes right now.

    "Excited to be here for another four years, representing this team and city,” Mailata said in a Twitter video posted by the Eagles.

    "I can’t wait to keep representing my family and everything that I have in me. Give it to you guys to get this championship here. Remember, Go Birds, baby!”

    Mailata had been in the final year of the $US2.5 million deal he signed when drafted by the Eagles in the 7th round of the 2018 NFL Draft and was a free agent heading into the 2022-23 season.

    Former NFL star Colin Scotts had told The Daily Telegraph in August Mailata could earn up to $20 million per season if he was able to convince the Eagles he was ready for the starting position.

     
    He could end up earning $27 million per-season.
    According to stats company PFF — which supplies data for NFL broadcasters and ESPN — Mailata is now the 12th highest-paid offensive tackle in the league.

    "Philadelphia are ready for him to stand up and be their left tackle, which would be a major accomplishment,” he said.

    "Offensive tackles are signing up for $20m (a year). The money is off the charts.”

    Mailata’s career took a huge step forward after he was declared the number one protector for Philadelphia quarterback Jalen Hurts. Last month, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni revealed the Australian would be the starting left tackle this season, beating out former first-round pick Andrew Dillard for the role.

    Mailata has spent four years with the Eagles honing his craft before eventually making his NFL debut off the bench last season. But the 24-year-old had to transform his monstrous 203cm frame to break into the side.

    "When I first came here, I was still pretty small. I was 148kg, 150kg. They’re used to seeing players in the O-line with guts,” Mailata told The Sydney Morning Herald.

    "I’ll be honest, I don’t know what I am in kilograms, but I think I’m 155 to 160kg.”

     

     

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    lol ... 150 kg = 330 lbs

    Love Mailata.  So happy for him (and for us for locking him in for the foreseeable future).  He's as tough as they come and going to be a good one for a long time.  

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    You just have to love his story. For now, just keep getting better kid. I hope one day he overwhelmingly earns an induction into the Pro Football HOF. 

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