Dolphins and WR Jaylen Waddle Agree to $84.75 Million Extension

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle in 2022
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle in 2022. Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto/Shutterstock (13581956e)

The Miami Dolphins have locked their standout wide receiver Jaylen Waddle to a new extension. The three-year agreement will keep the former sixth overall pick with the Dolphins through the 2028 NFL season.

While the Dolphins didn’t reveal the financial terms of the deal, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Waddle became one of the highest-paid wideouts in the league. His extension is reportedly worth $84.75 million and comes with $76 million in guaranteed money. Only Philadelphia Eagles’ A.J. Brown and Detroit Lions’ Amon-Ra St. Brown have more money guaranteed on their contracts among WRs.

Since entering the league in 2021, Waddle recorded 251 catches for 3,385 yards and 18 touchdowns. He had three straight seasons with 1,000+ yards receiving, making him the first wide receiver in the Dolphins’ history to achieve this feat.

After Waddle’s extension, the Dolphins now have their two top wide receivers locked to long-term contracts for at least the next three seasons. Miami’s No.1 wideout Tyreek Hill has a contract that runs through the 2026 season.

The Dolphins will now likely try to get a deal done with the man who is throwing the balls to Waddle and Hill. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is set to play on his fifth-year option in 2024, and Miami is reportedly eager to get him to sign an extension as well.

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