Miami Dolphins and quarterback Xavien Howard end contract dispute; 28-year-old All-Pro previously requested an exchange if new terms could not be agreed; Howard will be the highest paid full-back for the 2021 season
Xavien Howard and the Miami Dolphins have agreed on a revised contract ending a contract dispute with a full-back.
This came after the defender received more than $ 93,000 in fines for his failure to attend the mandatory Dolphin Mini Camp and his request for an exchange if a new agreement on the terms of his deal could not be reached.
Jan Rapoport, NFL NetworkAn insider revealed that Howard’s new contract in 2021 will add $ 1 million in Pro Bowl special benefits and another $ 2.5 million in other benefits.
Howard’s new deal makes the 28-year-old the highest paid full-back in the upcoming NFL season.
Howard also requested assurances that the Dolphins will renegotiate his deal in February or March next year, after the end of the 2021 season and in line with market valuation.
Proposals to restructure the contract came just two years after he signed a five-year renewal in 2019.
Darius Leonard and the Indianapolis Colts have agreed on a $ 99.25 million five-year extension, making him the highest paid domestic midfielder in the NFL.
The 26-year-old’s new deal includes $ 52.5 million in guaranteed money and assumes he will be paid $ 20 million a year for the first three years of his contract, as reported NFL NetworkJan Rapoport.
Leonard, who made his first three seasons in the league, was an all-pro, so he was selected to the first team in both 2018 and 2020.