The New York Giants are signing nose tackle Dexter Lawrence to a contract extension that makes him one of the highest-paid defensive linemen in the NFL.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the new deal is for four years and is worth $90 million with $60 million guaranteed.
More: #Giants star DT Dexter Lawrence has earned a 4-year $90M extension with $60M guaranteed to make him one of the highest paid DLs in the NFL, per me and @MikeGarafolo.
And Lawrence gets 💰 💰 💰. pic.twitter.com/vKnRwE1FFy
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 4, 2023
Lawrence’s new deal comes in just under Jeffery Simmons, who inked a four-year, $94 million extension with the Tennessee Titans earlier this year. His deal also included $66 million guaranteed.
With a $22.5 million AAV, Lawrence is tied for third among defensive linemen behind the aforementioned Simmons and Los Angeles Rams superstar Aaron Donald, who earns a $31.6 million AAV. Lawrence is tied with Washington Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne.
After a career season in 2022, Lawrence earned a trip to the Pro Bowl Games and was named a Second-Team All-Pro for the first time.
When addressing Lawrence early last season, defensive coordinator Wink Martindale likened the nose tackle to a “Rolls-Royce.”
Lawrence had been skipping the team’s voluntary offseason workouts while his contract was negotiations but is now expected to return to East Rutherford.
More to come…
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