The Seattle Seahawks officially announced that they’ve signed C Justin Britt to a three-year extension on Thursday.
“He has been a fantastic leader for us up there,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. “He had an excellent season. He has played three spots for us and started at tackle, guard and center now, and we think he’s really in the best spot for him. It’s just recognition and acknowledgement of the player and the teammate that he has become for us.”
“The fact that we were able to do it in the offensive line, it is important to note that,” Carroll said. “I don’t want to try to dissuade you from thinking that. It’s a statement that we want to make sure to take care of these guys. Justin has done everything we need him to do, been a great teammate. I’m thrilled we’re able to reward him. This is very much in line with all of the things we have done in the past, it just happens to go right to that spot, right to the center of it all, and I’m really fired up about that.”
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks and C Justin Britt are closing in on a three-year extension worth over than $9 million per year.
Britt has been one of the few bright spots on the Seahawks’ offensive line and has clearly earned this extension with his play the past few years.
Britt, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $3,546,930 contract and stands to make a base salary of $891,399 for the 2017 season.
In 2016, Britt appeared in 15 games for the Seahawks and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 11 center out of 39 qualifying players.