Indianapolis Colts Pro Bowl offending lineman Quenton Nelson has actually accepted a record-setting, four-year extension that will make him the highest-paid guard in NFL history, a source informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The offer has a typical yearly worth of $20 million and consists of $60 million ensured, the source stated.
The Colts revealed they had actually accepted terms on an extension Saturday night, with owner Jim Irsay calling Nelson “a generational gamer.”
Nelson, who was set up to make $13.8 million this season, was set to be among the leading totally free representatives in the 2023 class. His offer shatters the previous record for a lot of ensured cash and yearly wage for a guard.
Prepared 6th total in 2018 out of Notre Dame, Nelson had actually been an All-Pro guard in each of his very first 3 seasons prior to missing out on 4 video games this previous year with an ankle injury.
Nelson’s 94.1% pass block win rate was 12th amongst guards last season, and his 71.7% run block win rate was 13th at the position. In general, Nelson’s 94.6% pass block win rate considering that getting in the NFL in 2018 ranks seventh amongst guards.
” Everybody understands what fantastic capability he has, however I believe what makes Quenton unique is how clever he plays and how instinctive he is,” coach Frank Reich stated in a declaration. “I believe that’s what takes his video game over the top. He’s a physically dominant gamer, however it’s his impulses and his intelligence that take him I believe to another level.”
Nelson is the 6th member of the Colts’ 2018 draft class to sign a 2nd agreement with the group.