The Los Angeles Rams have signed cornerback Jalen Ramsey to a five-year extension that makes him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history.

Los Angeles confirmed the deal, which is reportedly worth $105million, on Wednesday. 

The contract averages $21m a year and keeps him in Los Angeles through the 2026 season.

Ramsey was traded to the Rams by the Jacksonville Jaguars last season in exchange for first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 and a 2021 fourth-rounder.

A three-time Pro Bowler and a first-team All-Pro in 2017, history says he will justify the price of the trade and the contract.

Ramsey registered his first interception for the Rams in the Week 16 game with the San Francisco 49ers last season, which Los Angeles lost as they were eliminated from playoff contention.

They will attempt to wrest the NFC West division crown from the 49ers in 2020 and Ramsey will surely play a pivotal role.

In four seasons in the NFL Ramsey has 49 pass breakups and 10 interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown.