Five years, $96M for Ryan Ramczyk. A key for New Orleans and a rich reward for a top player. $19.2M a year. https://t.co/P9zuLRW0p4
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 30, 2021
There’s a new king of contracts when it comes to the right tackle position, as the New Orleans Saints and All-Pro Ryan Ramczyk agreed to a five-year, $96 million contract extension.
Ramczyk now is under contract with New Orleans for the next six seasons, through 2026. He did what Lane Johnson has been clamoring for among his brethren, resetting the right tackle market and placing him among the highest-paid offensive linemen in the entire NFL.
Highest Average Paid OL:
Trent Williams, $23.01M
David Bakhtiari, $23M
Laremy Tunsil, $22M
Ronnie Stanley, $19.75M
Lane Johnson, $18M
Kolton Miller, $18M
Ryan Ramczyk, $18M
Garett Bolles, $17M
Joe Thuney, $16M
Taylor Lewan, $16Mhttps://t.co/5RQELBQJjQ
— Spotrac (@spotrac) June 30, 2021
The $96 million total eclipses the $72 million Johnson landed in 2019.
The $19.2 million per year average puts him ahead of Johnson in the top-five among all offensive linemen, but he still falls well below the $23 million per year for David Bakhtiari and Trent Williams.