The Los Angeles Rams ink TE Tyler Higbee to a 4-year contract extension. The base of the contract is worth $31.025 million but could reach more than $36 million with incentives. Approximately $15.5 million is guaranteed, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
It appears the Rams are wasting no time retaining players on their roster, and now Higbee may stick with the team until 2023. In many ways, Higbee is a bit underrated considering Gerald Everett receives more notoriety due to his receiving skills. While Higbee may not be as good of a receiver, he is the better blocker making him a better overall tight end. It’s also the reason he is listed higher on the depth chart.
Higbee was drafted in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft, the same draft that QB Jared Goff came from. Goff recently earned a new contract extension too. The Western Kentucky alum picked up 672 receiving yards and four touchdowns in three seasons with the Rams.
The question now becomes who will the Rams extend next? Plenty of key players to consider such as: Marcus Peters, Dante Fowler, Austin Blythe and John Johnson.