Waddle agrees near $85m contract extension with Dolphins

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Waddle agrees near $85m contract extension with Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle reportedly agrees three-year contract extension at Miami Dolphins worth almost $85million; wide receiver will net a guaranteed $76m and become one of the top-five highest-paid players in his position in the NFL; Dolphins signed Odell Beckham Jr to a one-year deal this month

Thursday 30 May 2024 15:55, UK

Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins (Associated Press)

Image: Jaylen Waddle’s new deal at Miami Dolphins will reportedly make him one of the top-five highest-paid wide receivers in the league

Miami Dolphins’ Jaylen Waddle has agreed to a three-year contract extension worth almost $85 million that will make him one of the NFL’s top-five highest-paid wide receivers, according to reports.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapport said on Thursday that Waddle’s deal, which runs through the 2028 season, includes a guaranteed payment of $76m.

The 25-year-old – a first-round draft pick in 2021 – set a Dolphins record when he registered a third straight 1,000-yard receiving campaign in 2023.

Waddle has racked up 3,385 receiving yards with 18 touchdowns in 47 games for the Dolphins over three seasons.

Miami begin their 2024 NFL campaign against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday September 8.

Along with All-Pro Tyreek Hill across from him, Waddle will have Odell Beckham Jr as a team-mate in 2024 after his fellow wide receiver penned a one-year contract at Dolphins.

Odell Beckham Jr. is heading to Miami

Image: Odell Beckham Jr has signed a one-year deal with Miami for the 2024 season

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