- Dunlap also receives a signing bonus of $6.5 million
- Rapoport takes this as a good indication that NFL teams are prepared to spend a lot this offseason.
In terms of left tackles, Dunlap’s new contract is closest to Jake Long‘s four-year, $34 million agreement with the Rams. Long received a $5 million signing to go along with $12 million guaranteed from St. Louis back in 2013.
The Chargers could still use some offensive line help, so it will be interesting to see what their plans are for free agency and the draft.
The Chargers announced Friday that they’ve re-signed King Dunlap to a four-year contract.
— San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) February 21, 2015
Michael Gehlken reports that Dunlap receives a four-year deal worth $28 million.
The Chargers reportedly met with Dunlap’s representation at the Combine and were hoping to get a deal in place, so it appears as though they moved quickly to get an agreement in place.
Dunlap, 29, signed a two-year contract worth $3,700,000 contract, which included $950,000 guaranteed with the Chargers back in 2013, but clearly outplaying this contract and was in line for a sizable raise.
In 2014, Dunlap appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers and rates as the No. 23 offensive tackle in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.
We have Dunlap listed as the No. 40 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.