NFL teams are really taking care of business ahead of the start of the regular season in mere days.
Bills sign Tre’Davious White to massive extension
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport was the first to report this massive extension. A little bit later, it was noted that the former LSU standout had received a four-year contract worth $70 million.
In terms of average annual salary, it surpasses the $16.68 million Darius Slay is earning with the Philadelphia Eagles after they acquired him in a blockbuster trade with the Detroit Lions this past spring. He’s more than earned it.
Tre’Davious White has morphed into one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL
A first-round pick of the Bills back in 2017, White recorded 58 tackles, 17 passes defended and a league-high six interceptions a season ago. Still only 25 years old, he acted the part of a shutdown corner.
According to Pro Football Focus, White did not allow a single touchdown in 599 snaps in coverage last season. For his career, White has yielded five touchdowns while coming up with 12 interceptions.
In terms of White’s contract, it’s just a continuation of top-end cornerbacks getting paid big time by their teams recently.
NFL cornerback contracts
- Tre’Davious White: Four-years, $70 million
- Byron Jones: Five-years, $82.5 million
- Xavien Howard: Five-years, $75.25 million
- James Bradberry: Three-years, $43.5 million
- Patrick Peterson: Five-years, $70.05 million
Needless to say, teams are valuing the cornerback position at an all-time high level in today’s pass-first NFL.