Marshon Lattimore Agrees to Historic Five-Year, $97.6 Million Extension with New Orleans Saints

By Griffin Strom on September 12, 2021 at 8:39 pm
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Marshon Lattimore just got paid.

The former Ohio State cornerback and No. 11 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft reportedly received a five-year, $97.6 million extension from the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. With $44 million fully guaranteed and $68.3 million in total guarantees, Lattimore's new deal gives him the most guaranteed money at signing for any defensive back in NFL history. He'll have the opportunity to make as much as $100 million under the new contract.

The former first-team All-Big Ten performer had previously signed a four-year, $15.35 million contract when he was drafted by the Saints in 2017, and was set to play on a fifth-year option this season before signing the contract extension.

Lattimore is a three-time NFL Pro Bowler. He was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year following his first year in the league. Through the 2020 season, Lattimore had tallied 230 tackles, 55 pass defenses and 10 interceptions for the Saints in 57 regular-season appearances. Lattimore has also started seven postseason games for New Orleans, with two interceptions in those contests.

Lattimore helped lead the Saints to a 38-3 win over the Green Bay Packers in Sunday's season opener. Matched up against 2020 first-team All-Pro wideout Davante Adams, Lattimore held the prolific receiver to just 56 yards and no touchdowns on five receptions.

According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Lattimore suffered a thumb injury during the game that will require surgery.

At Ohio State, Lattimore is credited with 45 total tackles and four career interceptions, with all four coming during the 2016 season.

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