Lattimore is signing a five-year, $97.6 million extension with $68.3 million guaranteed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The deal makes him the second-highest-paid corner in the league, behind the Los Angeles Rams‘ Jalen Ramsey ($20M per year). Lattimore's $19.52 million per year puts him just ahead of Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey ($19.5 million per year).
A first-round pick in 2017, Lattimore was entering the final year of his rookie contract. The 25-year-old has been one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks, earning Pro Bowl honors and being named Defensive Rookie of the Year in his first season. Lattimore has since been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the past two seasons.
#Saints and CB Marshon Lattimore have reached agreement on a 5-year, $97.6M extension with $68.3M guaranteed, per @AdamSchefter. The deal makes him the second highest paid CB in the league behind Jalen Ramsey.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 12, 2021
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Rookie season remains Lattimore's best: The top season of Lattimore's NFL career came in his rookie year. Since that season, his overall PFF grade, passer rating allowed and number of touchdowns surrendered in coverage have all marched in the wrong direction each season. Click here to find PFF's NFL player grades.
The potential is there: Lattimore has elite potential and high-end play but gave up five catches or 80-plus yards in coverage five times last season. Click here to find PFF's NFL premium stats.
Strong Week 1 of 2021 campaign: He started the 2021 season in impressive fashion, forcing two incompletions and being an active part of the defense that stymied Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a statement win.
Saints on the move in lookahead lines: Before the Saints' unexpected demolition of the Packers in Week 1, they were two-point road favorites against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, but that game has re-opened with the Saints as a field-goal favorite.
If the Saints' can continue forward their play from Week 1, they should remain in contention for a wildcard berth. And Lattimore will be a big reason for their continued defensive success after a strong performance to open the 2021 NFL season. PFF's Betting Futures Tool reveals betting opportunities within season win total and future markets.