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Aussie NFL superstar inks $100m mega deal

Australian superstar Jordan Mailata has inked a fresh NFL contract reportedly worth $100 million.

ESPN’s senior NFL insider Adam Schefter reports the deal with the Philadephia Eagles is worth $33.4m per year.

The Eagles confirmed the three-year extension.

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It means Mailata – a former rugby league junior player with the Rabbitohs – will be with the Eagles until the end of 2028.

The salary puts him behind only three other offensive tackles in the NFL – Laremy Tunsil, Trent Williams and Andrew Thomas earn more.

The 27-year-old stands at 203 centimetres tall and is said to weigh in at 166 kilograms.

He was born in Bankstown in Sydney’s south west, and played juniors for both the Bulldogs and then Rabbitohs.

But he ditched rugby league to head overseas and try his hand at American football – a decision that has now proved highly lucrative.

He joined the NFL’s international player pathway (IPP) then was selected by the Eagles in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL draft.

Initially his deal with the Eagles was worth $3.8m over four years.

Mailata made his first start in the NFL in round four of the 2020 season, and he’s since racked up 62 games – including Super Bowl LVII, which the Eagles lost to Kansas City.