The Miami Dolphins have not been known for having a strong offensive line the past few years, but they are continuing to revamp it as center Mike Pouncey has been locked up.
Pouncey has been given a five-year contract extension worth $52 million with $22 million in guaranteed money, making him the highest-paid center in the NFL.
The Dolphins center was set to become a free agent in 2016, but he will be under contract with the Dolphins for another five seasons.
Pouncey has many years ahead of him as he is only 25 years old, and his career has started off right with two Pro Bowl berths since being selected 15th overall in the 2011 draft.
His early success mirrors that of his twin brother, Maurkice, who plays center for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Dolphins offensive line showed improvement in 2014 after allowing a whopping 58 sacks in 2013, and Pouncey’s extension can only make quarterback Ryan Tannehill happy.
However, re-signing Tannehill will be even more difficult since hefty contracts have been given to Pouncey and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who will make $114 million over six years.