Fresh off their dominating win against the Green Bay Packers the Saints have announced a five-year extension with cornerback Marshon Lattimore. The extension is worth a whopping $97.6 million with $68.3 million of the deal being guaranteed. That amount guaranteed is the largest amount for a cornerback in NFL history. This deal also includes incentives that could bring the deal north of $100 million. Marshon Lattimore is considered an elite cornerback and the Saints highlight their faith in him for years to come.
More good New Orleans news: Saints CB Marshon Lattimore has agreed to a five-year, $97.6 million contract extension that could be worth up to $100 million, with $68.3 million guaranteed, per sources. It also includes the largest full guarantee at signing for any CB in NFL history
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 12, 2021
Elite cornerbacks are rare in the NFL and making sure you have one is vital to success on defense in the NFL. Lattimore is only 25 years old and should continue to mature and get better on the field. It is hard to argue this isn’t a deal that benefits both the player and the team considering his age and the likelihood he remains a top cornerback in the NFL. This may seem like a lot of money, but the long-term investment should easily pay off for the Saints.
Marshon Lattimore with the game winning stop ? pic.twitter.com/PXqTQxVQtN
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 13, 2020
Marshon Lattimore comes up with interception ?? on the day!
It slipped right through Alshon Jeffrey’s hands ? pic.twitter.com/6WBQs77EV3
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) January 14, 2019
In his career with the Saints, Marshon Lattimore has 230 combined tackles with 190 solo tackles and five tackles for a loss. He also has ten interceptions and one touchdown with the team. It is important to remember he is entering only the fifth year in his NFL career.