Todd Herremans has become a huge part of the Eagles' offensive line and as the team has done with other young players, they wrapped up their starting offensive guard long-term Friday. The deal with Herremans is a five-year, $16 million deal which also gives the 24 year old a $5 million signing bonus.
In just his second season, Herremans has taken over a starting role on the offensive line. Last season, he stepped in to start four games replacing an injured William Thomas before he went down with an ankle injury that ended his season. This season, he has been a starter throughout this season for the Eagles.
Herremans, a fourth round draft choice of the Eagles in 2005, becomes the eighth Eagles player to sign a long-term extension in the past six months. Earlier this year, the Eagles inked WR Reggie Brown (through 2014), DE Trent Cole (2013), DT Mike Patterson (2016), G Shawn Andrews (2015), C Jamaal Jackson (2013), FS Brian Dawkins (2008), and P Dirk Johnson (2011).
In fact, Herremans is the fourth Eagle from the 2005 draft class (joining Brown, Cole and Patterson) to sign an extension this year and the third interior offensive lineman (joining Andrews and Jackson) to ink a long-term deal.
Herremans has become both a favorite among fans and his teammates. He has become a staunch supporter of organizations that support cancer and arthritis research and is often seen signing autographs for fans, especially at training camp.
The Eagles drafted Herremans in the fourth round of the 2005 Draft out of Saginaw Valley State, where he played both left and right tackle.