New Orleans Saints top cornerback Marshon Lattimore, the 11th draft pick in 2017, has agreed to a five-year extension worth around $ 97 million, a person familiar with said. the situation.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday evening because the deal had not been announced.
Lattimore, 25, who was AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017, has 10 career interceptions and was named to three Pro Bowls. He entered the final year of his rookie contract this season. The NFL Network first reported the agreement on its extension.
Lattimore had been listed as questionable on Saturday with a knee issue, but started against Green Bay and helped limit Packers star wide receiver Davante Adams to five catches for 56 yards in a 38-3 Saints triumph.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, finished 15 of 28 for 133 yards with two interceptions, made by rookie Paulson Adebo and veteran safety Marcus Williams.
Lattimore did not speak to reporters after the game, but quarterback Jameis Winston sprang up from the defense.
“When you hold Aaron Rodgers 1 in 10 on the third down, it’s just amazing,” said Winston after throwing five touchdown passes in the win. “When we are able to hold back one of last year’s main offenses at three possessions in a half.”
Lattimore was arrested for possession of firearms in Cleveland this offseason, but resolution of the case is still pending and the NFL is known to wait for legal proceedings to unfold before determining discipline such as fines and suspensions.