Taylor Decker is the latest member of Ohio State's 2016 NFL draft class to land a massive contract.
Decker's agency, AMDG Sports, announced Tuesday that the former Ohio State offensive tackle has agreed to a six-year, $85 million contract with the Detroit Lions that includes $37.5 million in fully guaranteed money.
Per NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, the final year of the contract is voidable, but he is set to make $60 million in new money from 2021-24. Decker was already set to make $10.35 million this year while playing on the fifth-year option of his rookie contract with the Lions.
With an average annual value of more than $14 million, Decker is now one of the NFL's 10 highest-paid offensive tackles. The $37.5 million guaranteed at signing is the second-highest of any current offensive tackle contract, behind only Laremy Tunsil, who signed a three-year, $66 million contract that includes $40 million guaranteed from the Houston Texans earlier this year.
Decker is now the fourth member of Ohio State's 2016 NFL draft class to become one of the NFL's highest-paid players at his position, joining Joey Bosa, who became the NFL's highest-paid defensive player earlier this offseason; Michael Thomas, who became the NFL's highest-paid wide receiver when he signed his contract extension with the New Orleans Saints last year; and Ezekiel Elliott, who became the NFL's highest-paid running back when he signed his contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys last year.