Chad Speck, the agent for Chiefs G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, announced that his client has finalized a new five-year, $41.25 million extension with the team.
- According to Terez A Paylor, Duvernay-Tardif receives $20 million guaranteed as part of this new contract.
At an annual base salary of $8.25 million in terms of money, this new contract will leave Duvernay-Tardif as the No. 3 highest paid guard in the NFL, topping Mike Iupati and Brandon Brooks who make $8 million per year.
Duvernay-Tardif will now be under team control through the 2022 season.
Duvernay-Tardif, 26, is a former sixth-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $2,345,300 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Duvernay-Tardif appeared in 14 games for the Chiefs and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 27 guard out of 72 qualifying players.
We’ll have more updates posted regarding the figures for this contract as the news is available.