- Ian Rapoport reports that Cannon’s five-year extension is worth $32.5 million and includes $14.5M guaranteed.
- This contract will keep Cannon under team control through the 2021 season.
There had been some talk that Cannon could end up being a priority for the Patriots now that he has taken a step forward in his development. New England has a list of notable free agents to address in the coming months, but getting a deal done now with Cannon is a big move for them, as he could have cashed in big as a free agent next year.
Cannon, 28, is a former fifth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2011. He was in the final year of his three-year, $9 million contract and set to make a base salary of $3.4 million for the 2016 season before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent next year.
In 2016, Cannon has appeared in 10 games for the Patriots and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 17 offensive tackle out of 80 qualifying players.
We’ll have the contract details posted for Cannon’s new contract as the news is available.