“Cashing in baby! F*** yeah!”
Free agent DT Ndamukong Suh will sign with the Miami Dolphins for an NFL-record $114 million contract with $60 million guaranteed.
ESPN NFL insider Chris Mortensen was the first to report that the Dolphins reached an agreement with Suh to give him the 6-year contract that will essentially make him the highest paid player in NFL history.
Ndamukong Suh will sign with #Dolphins on Tuesday based off parameters around $114 million and $60 million guaranteed, per sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 8, 2015
The Dolphins were reported yesterday as being on of the top contenders to acquire Suh once the free agency period officially begins on Tuesday March 10th. To that end the Dolphins worked hard to cut numerous veterans with large cap numbers to make room for a max offer to Suh on the open market. The Dolphins had one of the ten lowest amounts of cap space in the NFL. Suh will earn that $60 million guaranteed in the first three years of the deal, according to Mortensen.
The No. 2 overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 2010, Suh immediately emerged as one of the best interior DL pass rushers in the NFL – and possibly in NFL history.
In just five NFL seasons as a DT, Suh has made the Pro Bowl four times and is a four-time All-Pro. He was the Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2010 after recording an astounding 10.0 sacks and 65 tackles. He has never missed a game due to injury, but has been suspended in the past for inappropriate behavior on the field – most notably stomping on the arm of a Green Bay Packers offensive lineman during a Thanksgiving game in 2011.
In his five seasons he recorded 36.0 sacks, over 240 tackles, two forced fumbles, a fumble return for a TD and played in 78 out of 80 games.