Word of the deal came out after the Saints delivered a 35-point beatdown of the Green Bay Packers. Lattimore had three total tackles and a pass defense in the victory.
Volgens ESPN, Lattimore agreed to a five-year, $ 97.6 million contract extension and could be worth up to $ 100 million with incentives. He will reportedly earn $ 68.3 million in total guarantees and he is fully guaranteed $ 44 million – the most of any cornerback in NFL history.
Lattimore has been a solid defender for the Saints since coming into the league. New Orleans selected him with the No. 11 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. In three of his first four seasons in the league, he’s been a Pro Bowler.
The 25-year-old Cleveland native put his name on the map during his rookie season. He was a Pro Bowler after recording five interceptions in 13 speletjies. One of the picks was returned for a touchdown. He also had 52 total tackles.
Sedertdien, he’s been a key part of the New Orleans defense.
Hy het gespeel 14 games in the 2020 season and recorded a career-high 62 aanpak. He also had two interceptions and two tackles for a loss.