NFL: Denzel Ward breaks the bank
Denzel Ward has become the highest paid cornerback in the NFL.
The new agreement will start in 2023, since the footballer will play the last year of his rookie contract this year. In addition, this new contract allows the Browns to save money on their payroll in 2022.
Last year, Ward had 43 tackles, 10 knockdowns and three interceptions in 15 games. He earned the second invitation to the Pro Bowl game of his young career.
The fourth overall pick in the 2018 draft will edge out Jalen Ramsey ($20 million) for the biggest annual salary. The Los Angeles Rams representative congratulated the new record holder.
“I was waiting for someone else to hit the $100 million club. You totally deserve it Denzel Ward. Congratulations,” he wrote on his Twitter account.