Former St. Paul’s Star Lands $50 Million Contract

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 06: Bryce Huff #47 of the New York Jets during the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on November 6, 2023 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

(Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire)

Former St. Paul’s superstar Bryce Huff landed a huge contract at the start of free agency from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Huff, who has spent his entire career thus far with the New York Jets after going undrafted in 2020, inked a 3-year, $51.1 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles that includes $33 million guaranteed and will pay him around $17 million per season.

Great pass rushers are at a premium in the NFL, and Huff is certainly on his way to becoming just that. Huff had 29 total tackles and 10.0 sacks, working his way up from a rotational and situational rusher to a key part of the Jets pass rush.

Huff had an incredibly dominant senior season for the St. Paul’s Saints in 2015, finishing the year with 93 tackles and seven sacks and landing on the All-State first team.

Huff went to Memphis from there after being initially committed to South Alabama and despite being a 2× second-team All-AAC awardee, he was not invited to the Senior Bowl in Mobile and would go undrafted.

Since then, Huff has done nothing but improve every season and develop into an ascending young and extremely talented defender who was a key piece of one of the best defenses in football in 2023.

Perhaps most impressive was Huff’s league-leading 21.8 percent pressure rate, making the most of each snap he got.

In a city with a rich history of local athletes becoming stars at the next level, Huff is beginning to etch his name in with some of the best of them.