The Arizona Cardinals announced on Tuesday that they have signed two-time Pro Bowl safety Budda Baker to a four-year contract extension, making him the highest-paid player at the position in NFL history. League sources told ESPN that Baker’s four-year pact is worth $59 million, with $33.1 million guaranteed.
The 24-year-old Baker will earn about $14.8 million per year under the extension. The contract’s average annual value surpasses Eddie Jackson’s $14.6 million per year and Landon Collins’ $14 million per season.
The Cardinals selected Baker in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Washington. Since entering the league, Baker has recorded 323 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 14 passes defensed in 46 career games.
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