The Washington Redskins announced that they’ve officially signed OT Morgan Moses to a five-year extension.
“I look back at the past three years and being here and just being blessed to play here – and I look back at three years ago where I was at the draft – to be here where I’m one of the first guys in my class to sign a big extension, it just shows you that if you stay blessed and you stay true to your process, anything can happen,” Moses said. “It’s a big deal for me to be here because I have so many things in the community that are working for me and for others here, so to be here and be hands-on with it, it’s going to allow me to do some great things.”
This new contract will keep Moses under team control through the 2022 season.
As of now, Ricky Wagner is the No. 2 highest-paid right tackle based on his $9.5 million annual salary. For what it’s worth, Wagner received $17.5 million guaranteed as part of his new deal with the Lions, so that is a figure to watch for Moses.
Moses, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Redskins back in 2014. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $3.05 million rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $800,000 for the 2017 season before testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent in 2018.
In 2016, Moses appeared in all 16 games for the Redskins and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 17 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.