The Miami Dolphins locked in a key piece of their rebuild when they traded for former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen during the NFL Draft, and now they are taking care to lock down one of the key defenders who will lead that rebuild. According to a report from ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, the Dolphins are signing cornerback Xavien Howard to a five-year, $76.5 million contract extension. The deal contains $46 million in guaranteed money and makes Howard the highest-paid corner in the NFL.
Dolphins are signing CB Xavien Howard to a record five-year, $76.5 million extension that includes $46M guaranteed, making him the highest paid CB in the NFL, sources tell ESPN. It’s the largest extension for a CB. Since becoming a 2nd-round pick, Howard has gone to one Pro Bowl.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 9, 2019
Howard is also getting $17 million per year over the first three years of the deal, per ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.