Several NFL stars across the league have been inking lucrative new deals in the final weeks leading up to the 2020 regular season, and on Tuesday, two star running backs reportedly landed huge extensions with their teams.
New Orleans Saints star Alvin Kamara had missed time in recent weeks for reasons that were reported to be contract-related. Kamara was entering the final year of his rookie deal and was set to earn just $2.1 million in base salary, making him one of the most underpaid offensive weapons in football based on his production. According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Kamara and the Saints have agreed to a five-year extension worth $77 million, including $34 million in guaranteed money. Kamara’s new deal is on par with Ezekiel Elliott’s $15 million AAV, and is just behind Christian McCaffrey’s league-leading deal.
In Minnesota, running back Dalvin Cook signed a five-year extension entering his fourth season in the league. Cook will be paid an average of $12.5 million per season, matching Derrick Henry’s average with the Titans.