Hartline reportedly receives five-year deal worth $30.775 million and includes $12.5 million fully-guaranteed, according to Florio’s sources.
Hartline, 26, was believed to be seeking a deal that would pay him an average of $6 – $6.5 million annually and this comes in close to that figure. The two sides were reportedly making progress in the past few days, so it’s not surprising to see the Dolphins get a deal done before teams are able to meet with unrestricted free agents on Saturday.
He caught 74 receptions for 1,083 yards and a single touchdown last year, which is certainly decent season. It’s worth nothing, however, that a single game accounted for nearly 25 percent of his total receiving yards, along with 12 catches and his only touchdown. He’ll need to show more consistency next season to justify his new contract.
We have Hartline listed as the No. 39 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.