He atlanta falcons signed Pro Bowl right guard Chris Lindstrom to a massive five-year contract extension that makes him the highest-paid interior offensive lineman, according to reports.
Lindstrom, who earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2022, will remain in Atlanta through the 2028 season after agreeing to a $105 million extension.
According to ESPN, the deal makes Lindstrom the highest-paid guard, surpassing Indianapolis Colts Quenton Nelson’s average annual salary of $20.2 million.
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A Massachusetts native, Lindstrom was selected by the Falcons with the 14th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft between boston college, where he was a first team All-ACC selection.
Despite suffering a foot injury in his rookie year, Lindstrom has started 55 games in four seasons and has received only one holding penalty throughout his career. NFL career.
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The Falcons are looking to secure key pieces this offseason after suffering their fifth straight losing season.
Lindstrom’s extension was a must after his performance last season.
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Pro Football Focus said that Lindstrom led all offensive players with a 95.0 rating. He was the PFF’s top offensive lineman for four weeks last season.
Associated Press contributed to this report.