Xavien Howard is now the highest-paid cornerback in the National Football League, and man, does he deserve it.
The Miami Dolphins, on Thursday evening, locked up one of the most significant players on the defensive side of the football, signing Howard to a record five-year, $76.5M, including $46 million in guaranteed money. Set to enter the final year of his rookie deal, Howard, the former Baylor product, had an outstanding 2018 season, recording seven interceptions, tied for first in the league and twelve pass deflections.
Due to a knee injury, Howard missed the final four contests. The previous largest contract for a cornerback was Washington’s Josh Norman, who was given a five-year, $75M deal in 2016. Howard was named to his first Pro Bowl this past season, as well.
With Howard’s new contract, he is officially tied down to Miami until the 2024 season, where Howard will then become an unrestricted free agent in 2025.
This story was written by Brandon Liguori. Follow him on Twitter: @BrandonRLiguori
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