Eagles, Jon Dorenbos Agree To Terms On Three-Year Contract Extension

The Eagles' long snapper is now signed through 2019.

Jon Dorenbos. (Jeff Fusco)

Jon Dorenbos. (Jeff Fusco)

Jon Dorenbos and the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension, according to head coach Doug Pederson. The 36-year-old Eagles long snapper is now signed with Philadelphia through the 2019 season.

“Jon Dorenbos has been a pillar for the Philadelphia Eagles for the last 11 years on and off the field,” said executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman. “He bleeds Eagles green. His commitment and love to our organization, to the city of Philadelphia and to our fans are second to none. He embraces every opportunity to represent this team and does so with class and a high-level of positive energy.”

Dorenbos is the Eagles’ longest tenured player. The 14-year NFL veteran joined Philadelphia during the 2006 season. Prior to signing with the Eagles, Dorenbos spent two seasons with the Bills and half a season with the Titans.

As Eagles fans are well aware, Dorenbos isn’t just a long snapper. He’s also an accomplished magician off the field. Dorenbos finished in third place on NBC’s America’s Got Talent show. Dorenbos called the experience the highlight of his career. Even though he didn’t win the competition, Dorenbos still wowed a lot of people with his impressive magic tricks.

Dorenbos is the second core special teams player to sign a contract extension with the Eagles recently. Philadelphia agreed to terms on a contract extension with Chris Maragos on Thursday evening.

“We’re so excited to have these guys locked up for the next few years,” said Pederson. “Obviously, special teams players, Chris being a big part of what we do on special teams, and his value there. It makes me sleep at night, having a long snapper with his experience, Jon’s experience, knowing that that operation will be around for the next few years. Congratulations to both of those guys.”

The Eagles’ special teams unit has performed well in recent years under coordinator Dave Fipp. Both Dorenbos and Maragos were scheduled to be free agents after this year but now they’re under contract for a few more seasons.