The Titans clearly think a lot of safety Kevin Byard.
Tennessee gave Byard a five-year, $70.5 million extension with $31 million in guarantees, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources.
If the report is indeed true, Byard surpasses Redskins safety Landon Collins and Ravens safety Earl Thomas as the highest-paid safety in NFL history.
Titans and S Kevin Byard reached agreement on a 5-year, $70.5 million agreement that includes $31 million in guarantees, per source. Byard – who has the same agent (@DavidMulugheta) as Landon Collins and Earl Thomas, now is the highest paid safety in NFL history.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2019
Byard, 25, was a third-round pick out of Middle Tennessee State in 2016.
He has made one Pro Bowl and one All-Pro team in his three NFL seasons.
He had eight interceptions in 2017 and four more in 2018 while totaling 228 total tackles in his first three seasons combined.