Denzel Ward Signs Five-Year Deal Worth $100.5 Million, Becomes Highest-Paid Cornerback in NFL History

By Kevin Harrish on April 18, 2022 at 3:14 pm
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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.

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.

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.

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