Dolphins make Xavien Howard highest-paid CB in NFL
Xavien Howard is getting paid.
The Miami Dolphins are signing Howard to a five-year, $76.5 million contract extension that includes $46 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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 was set to make just under $1.3 million in 2019, the final year of his rookie deal. The cornerback was the No. 38 overall pick in 2016 out of Baylor.
Jacksonville’s AJ Bouye, set to make $13.4 million in total cash, is the highest-paid cornerback for the 2019 season, according to Spotrac. Josh Norman’s $36.5 million guaranteed at signing was the largest previous amount by a corner until Howard’s deal.
Howard tied for a league-best seven interceptions in 12 games last season and made his first career Pro Bowl.