Jalen Ramsey just inked a record-setting five-year $105 million extension with the Los Angeles Rams. It was no secret that the Rams were going to have to pay big to keep Ramsey around, but this deal is a shocker.
It also sets a new standard for cornerbacks. Now these three corners are the next ones that are going to have to be paid huge money if their teams want to keep them around for the long term.
1. Adoree' Jackson, Tennessee Titans
Still playing on his rookie contract, Adoree' Jackson will get a pay raise in 2021 since the Tennessee Titans exercised his fifth-year option, but they're going to have to pay a lot more if they want to keep him around for the long term. Pro Football Focus (PFF) had him graded as the ninth-best cornerback in the NFL last year (including No. 8 in coverage), and he was the youngest player to crack the top 10 at the position. A few days shy of his 25th birthday, the best is yet to come for Jackson, and he should be in for a huge payday.
2. Marcus Peters, Baltimore Ravens
Marcus Peters is under contract through the end of the 2022 season, but it's hard to imagine this Ramsey deal doesn't have him immediately thinking about an extension of his own. Peters is already underpaid with a $14 million-per-year average salary, which is tied for eighth at the position. PFF graded Peters as the NFL's third-best cornerback in coverage in 2018, and at 27 years old he still has plenty of time left in his prime.
3. Richard Sherman, San Francisco 49ers
Age isn't on Richard Sherman's side, but he's in the final year of his contract and he should be in for a big raise next offseason. No corner graded out ahead of Sherman (overall or in coverage) on PFF last season, and that should erase any concerns teams may have had following his down year in 2018. With another strong season in 2020, Sherman could earn himself a huge short-term deal with a contender.
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