The Cleveland Browns signed CB Denzel Ward to a record setting extension according to multiple sources. The 5-year $100.5 million contract extension makes Ward the highest paid CB in NFL history. The contract reportedly includes $71.25 million in guaranteed money.
Sources: The #Browns and CB Denzel Ward have a deal. He gets 5 years and $100.5M.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2022
Denzel Ward gets his record setting deal at just 24 years old. Ward is a Cleveland, OH native and attended the Ohio State University. The Cleveland Browns selected Ward with the fourth overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Browns are signing Pro-Bowl CB Denzel Ward to a 5-year, $100.5 million contract extension that includes $71.25 million guaranteed, per source. At age 24, Ward is the highest-paid CB in NFL history.
Tory Dandy of CAA Sports, who negotiated the contract, confirmed the deal to ESPN
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 18, 2022
Since being drafted by the Browns, Ward has been a member of the PFWA All-Rookie Team and has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice (2018, 2021).
Social Media Reactions:
I been waiting on somebody else to touch that 100 club & you DEFINITELY DESERVE IT @denzelward … congrats
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) April 18, 2022
I’m happy for any corner to get paid. 2nd Hardest position in the NFL behind QB. Do not try to debate with me
— marlonhumphrey.eth (@marlon_humphrey) April 18, 2022
WARDDDENNNNN BEST IN THE BUSINESS
— Greg Newsome II (@gnewsii) April 18, 2022
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