Ndamukong Suh Reportedly Agrees To Record Contract With Miami Dolphins
Ndamukong Suh appears set to become the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.
Suh has agreed in principle to a six-year, $114 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, ESPN reported Sunday. Suh cannot officially sign until Tuesday.
The deal reportedly includes $60 million in guaranteed money, meaning Suh's contract will far surpass the then-record-breaking deal J.J. Watt signed last year for six years, $100 million and $51.8 million in guarantees.
Suh's contract is estimated to average about $19 million per year. More from the ESPN.com story:
The Dolphins and Suh's agent, Jimmy Sexton, discussed those six-year parameters once the 72-hour window opened Saturday for dialogue between teams and unrestricted free agents, sources confirmed.
While Suh's former team, the Detroit Lions, were among other teams making competitive proposals, the Dolphins' parameters far exceeded the rest of the clubs interested in the defensive tackle.