Jake Elliott became famous on Sunday when the rookie kicker blasted a 61-yard bomb for the Philadelphia Eagles as time expired. That kick gave his team a win over the New York Giants. It turns out, he may have earned himself some extra cash with that long boot.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was mic’d up during the game and was caught claiming that he’d give Elliott his game check for the week if the 22-year-old made the kick. Well, he did.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 26, 2017
“This guy’s a super hero if he makes this. I’ll freaking give him my pay check. I’ll give him my game check … I’ll give him my game check if he makes this.”
With a base salary of $540,000 divided by 17, Wentz should be writing the following check:
That’ll be $31,764.71 made out to J-A-K-E E-L-L-I-O-T-T. https://t.co/d1xbMVO1T9
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 26, 2017