Baker said recently that he wanted to sign a long-term contract with the team.
“I want to play here for the rest of my career. I love it here,” Baker said, via NFL.com. “I love the fans. I love the organization. I love everybody here. Yeah, I definitely see myself playing here for a long time.”
Dolphins HC Brian Flores explained how important Baker is to the team.
“Jerome has made a lot of improvements and has gotten better in really all areas,” Flores said. “I think he’s tough, he’s smart, he’s competitive, he loves to play, he’s team-first. He’s really gotten better in every area – pass coverage, run defense, really across the board. He’s a very good player. We’re excited about working with him and he’s a team guy. I think that’s the thing I liked most about him is he’s a team player. He wants to win and we’re excited to have him.”
Baker, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2018. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3,809,200 contract and set to make a base salary of $2,433,000 for the 2021 season.
In 2020, Baker appeared in all 16 games for the Dolphins and recorded 112 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defended.