The Minnesota Vikings signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes to a multiyear contract extension on Sunday.
Terms were not disclosed but a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the extension is a six-year, $78.126 million deal and one of the largest ever given to a cornerback.
The new contract includes $41 million guaranteed and pays more than $42 million over the first three years, according to ESPN.
Rhodes, 27, becomes the third-highest-paid cornerback in the NFL in terms of per-year salary behind Trumaine Johnson of the Los Angeles Rams and Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins.
Rhodes, the team’s 2013 first-round pick, entered the season set to earn $8.026 million in the final year of his rookie contract.
Rhodes earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl last season when he recorded 52 tackles, five interceptions and 11 passes defended in 14 games.
Over his four-year career, Rhodes owns 207total tackles, seven interceptions, 50 passes defended eight tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.
Rhodes tweeted about his new contract Sunday afternoon: “The bank account done caught the Holy Ghost!!!!”
Last week, the Vikings signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $58 million extension. The deals could keep both players under contract through the 2022 season.
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