The Indianapolis Colts announced Thursday that they’ve signed C Ryan Kelly to a contract extension.
Adam Schefter reports that Kelly has agreed to a four-year, $50 million extension that includes $34 million guaranteed.
The two parties had been talking throughout the offseason about an extension.
In fact, Kelly previously made it clear that he wanted to remain in Indianapolis long term.
“I want to spend my entire career in Indianapolis,” Kelly said.
Kelly, 26, is a former first-round pick by the Colts back in 2016 out of Alabama. He played out the fourth year of his four-year, $10.45 million rookie contract and made a base salary of $1.4 million for the 2019 season.
Kelly was set to make a base salary of $10.35 million for 2020 season after Indianapolis exercised his fifth-year option.
In 2019, Kelly started all 16 games for the Colts at center. ProFootballFocus rated him as the No. 8 overall center out of 38 qualifying players.