The Los Angeles Rams officially announced Thursday that they have signed DT Michael Brockers to a three-year contract extension, per Myles Simmons.
- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Brockers’ new extension is worth over $33 million and includes more than $16 million guaranteed.
- This agreement will keep Brockers under team control through the 2019 season.
“Retaining Michael was a priority for our organization,” Rams HC Jeff Fisher said. “Our defensive front has always been important to us, and Michael has been a significant part in what we do on that side of the football since we drafted him. We’re excited that he is going to continue his career with us here in Los Angeles.”
There had been talk that an extension for Brockers could be coming, as he and WR Tavon Austin were reportedly priorities for Los Angeles, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Brockers, 25, is a former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2012. He was in the final year of his four-year, $9.522 million rookie contract when the Rams picked up his fifth-year option.
Brockers stands to make a base salary of $6.146 million for the 2016 season under the fifth-year option.
In 2015, Brockers appeared in all 16 games for the Rams and recorded 44 tackles and three sacks.