Marlon Humphrey has signed a five-year extension with the Baltimore Ravens worth a reported $98.75million.
According to ESPN, Humphrey’s average annual salary of $19.75m makes him the second highest-paid cornerback in the league after the Los Angeles Rams’ Jalen Ramsey ($20m).
He is now tied to the Ravens through the 2026 season.
“Getting a new deal, it was cool. It’s great to sign that deal and now that for the next couple years you’re going to be a Raven,” said Humphrey.
“Since I’ve been here I’ve really enjoyed this organisation, this city, these fans, the people around me, so it was really big for me to stay a Raven so I was really excited to sign that extension.
“I said some subtle jokes to some guys yesterday about money and they thought I was kidding. Other than that it went pretty quick so I didn’t have time to tell many people.
“Being the highest paid never really was a factor, the biggest thing for me was staying a Raven.”
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General manager Eric DeCosta said: “Marlon is the type of player we want in Baltimore.
“Besides his obvious talents as a playmaking corner, he’s a passionate competitor who craves winning. Marlon has been a stalwart in our community, and we are excited that he’s going to remain with us for seven seasons.
“These are difficult deals to reach, and the credit goes to Pat Moriarty and Joel Segal for working together to get it done. We give a big congratulations to Marlon and his family. This is a good day for the Ravens.”
Despite being a surprise pick at 16th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, Humphrey has developed into a leading figure in Baltimore’s defense.
In his 49 games in the league, 31 of which have come from the start, Humphrey has accumulated 150 tackles, eight interceptions, 44 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
He is one of two NFL players to have registered at least 40 passes defensed, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries since 2017 – the other being New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.