- According to PFT, Oher receives $8 million fully guaranteed.
“We’re very pleased,” GM Dave Gettleman said, per David Newton. “Michael came in here last year and fit in extremely well. He really had a solid year. He’s in his prime right now and he’s healthy. He’s become a quality player for us.”
There had been talk that an extension for Oher could be coming so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
“I don’t think I could go anywhere else,” Oher said. “They do it right, everybody here does it right. You don’t want to leave places like this.”
“Mr. Gettleman, you can tell he does his homework,” Oher said. “Obviously, he watches a ton of film. I had heard these things like, ‘He can’t play,’ and stuff like that. I was like, ‘What do you mean? I know I can play football.’
“He had faith when nobody else believed in me.”
Oher, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2009. He spent five years in Baltimore before signing on with the Titans in 2014. After one season in Tennessee, the Panthers two-year, $7 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $2.35 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Oher appeared in all 16 games for the Panthers and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 30 offensive tackle out of 77 qualifying players.