Rumors of a new contract extension for Dallas Cowboys guard Zack Martin that would set a new NFL record have become reality.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Martin has agreed to a six-year deal with the Cowboys that’s worth up to $84 million with $40 million guaranteed.
This sets the bar extremely high for other offensive guards looking to get paid in the coming years.
The guard market was previously topped by Jaguars G Andrew Norwell at $13.3M/season. Martin now resets it at $14M/season. https://t.co/OQrj8crb8W
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 13, 2018
Martin has been nothing short of magnificent since being selected No. 16 overall in 2014 out of Notre Dame. Since that time, he’s logged 64 straight starts, landing on four Pro Bowl teams. Martin has also made the NFL’s First-team All-Pro squad twice. He’s clearly one of the best in the business and a key contributor to Dallas’ offense.
Now the Cowboys have all their five starters locked up for at least two more seasons, which certainly bodes well for running back Ezekiel Elliott and quarterback Dak Prescott.