Zack Martin Lands Monster Deal with Cowboys
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"The Cowboys and Martin agreed to a six-year extension worth $84 million with $40 million guaranteed, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday. Rapoport added Martin received a $20 million signing bonus and is now under contract in Dallas for seven seasons.
With the contract averaging $14 million per year, Martin becomes the second-highest-paid offensive lineman behind New York Giants tackle Nate Solder, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
The previous highest salary for a guard was Jacksonville Jaguars left guard Andrew Norwell, who signed a five-year, $66.5 million deal with $30 million guaranteed during free agency in March.
The 6-foot-4, 315-pound Martin was set to enter the final year of contract (base salary of $9.3 million) and had skipped the voluntary organized team activities."
Always good to see local products making bank on huge contracts. The Bishop Chatard and Notre Dame alumn has had an outstanding career in his first four seasons in the NFL.
Since being drafted in 2014 (barely), Martin has started every regular season game, been a pro bowler each year, been named to the 1st team all pro twice, and been named to the 2nd team all pro in the two other seasons.
Safe to say he has earned that $40 million guaranteed.