Denzel Ward is now the highest-paid cornerback in NFL history.
The former Ohio State corner got paid on Monday afternoon, signing a new five-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $100.5 million with $71.25 guaranteed, making him the highest-paid corner in NFL history, according to multiple reports.
Browns are signing Pro-Bowl CB Denzel Ward to a 5-year, $100.5 million contract extension that includes $71.25 million guaranteed, per source. At age 24, Ward is the highest-paid CB in NFL history.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2022
Tory Dandy of CAA Sports, who negotiated the contract, confirmed the deal to ESPN
Ward is entering his fifth season in the NFL after he was selected by the Browns with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft. In his four seasons in the league, Ward has made two Pro Bowls including last season.
With his new contract, Ward becomes the league's highest-paid cornerback and the highest-paid corner in NFL history, narrowly ahead of Jalen Ramsey's latest contract, which totals $100 million.
Loss of words, Im blessed.I want to thank the Haslams, JW Johnson, Andrew Berry, coach Stefanski and the rest of the browns organization for continuing to to believe in the home grown kid and allowing me to represent this organization and city of Cleveland where Im from @Browns— Denzel Ward (@denzelward) April 18, 2022
Ohio State now has two of the three highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL as Marshon Lattimore is the league's third highest-paid cornerback after signing a five-year, $97.6 million deal with the Saints last year.