Jalen Ramsey is now the NFL’s highest-paid defensive back in the league’s history.
According to multiple reports, and also confirmed by his agent David Mulugheta, the Los Angeles Rams are signing Ramsey to a mega-extension for five years and worth $105 million.
Jalen Ramsey and the LA Rams have agreed to terms on a massive extension that totally resets the cornerback market. The 5 year $105M extension averages $21M per year and is the largest contract signed by a cornerback.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 9, 2020
Asked about the deal, agent @DavidMulugheta confirmed it.
The extension makes Ramsey the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a deal worth more than $100 million. He’ll earn $71.2 million at signing with guarantees and that figure is the largest guarantee for a defensive back as well.
Ramsey is set to earn $21 million a year over the next five seasons.
Ramsey was, of course, acquired last October in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he made 33 tackles, an interception with four more pass breakups over nine games with the Rams last season. He’s made multiple appearances on the NFL’s Top 100 players and was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl following the 2019 season.
He has 10 career interceptions and 49 career PBUs through five years in the NFL after he was selected with the fifth pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Florida State.
The news of Ramsey’s signing completely resets the top cornerback contract market and makes the move by the Buffalo Bills to sign Tre’Davious White to an extension for $70 million just an afterthought after it was the largest defensive back contract for all of four days.
It also brought to light the offseason that Mulugheta has had. He also represents Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker, who became the league’s highest-paid safety in NFL history, and also Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson, who signed a four-year, $156 million extension this past weekend.
Mulugheta wins, Ramsey wins. And either way you slice it, Ramsey is here to stay.