Dolphins Re-Sign CB Xavien Howard

 According to Mike Garofalo of NFL Network, the Miami Dolphins have re-signed cornerback Xavien Howard to a 5-year deal. The deal is expected to give Howard $90 million plus another $5 million in incentives , they have also announced that $50,691,177 will be new money added. He was already expected $55 million over the next three years, which means two years are added where he is going to earn about $25 million per season.


With that deal, Howard will receive the most guaranteed money a cornerback has ever got in the history of the NFL. The 28-year old has been with the Dolphins since being drafted 38th overall by the team in 2016. In that time, he has amassed three pro bowl selections, which includes this past season and one All-Pro selection during the 2020 season.

This past season, Howard started and played in 16 games for the Dolphins and recorded five interceptions which includes the second TD of his six-year NFL career. During the 2020 NFL season, Howard put up 10 interceptions to lead the league in that category. He also had seven interceptions during the 2018 season where he finished tied for most with Dallas Cowboys' free safety Damontae Kazee

 He also recorded 50 total tackles, including 39 solo hits and one sack throughout the 2021 NFL season. The 50 tackles were the second best behind, his All-Pro season where he put up 51 total tackles. 

Now that the Dolphins made Howard the highest paid cornerback in the NFL, this marks the second time they made a player the richest at their position in the last two weeks. Last week, they made former Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill, the highest paid at his position as well.

General Manager Chris Grier and the Miami Dolphins continue their busy off-season after picking up some notable names such as Tyreek Hill, offensive tackle Terron Armstead, while also locking up their home grown talents in Xavien Howard long-term. The Dolphins look to be an exciting team to watch during the 2022 NFL season. 

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