Ramczyk's $19.2 million per season average makes him the highest paid right tackle in the NFL.
Ryan Ramczyk signed a million-dollar extension and the New Orleans Saints shore up their offensive line for the future.
Ryan Ramczyk is the highest paid right tackle in the NFL. The New Orleans Saints reached an agreement with Ramczyk to give him a five-season contract extension and according to reports from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter, the salary is $96 million for five seasons, with $60 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid NFL player at right tackle position.
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
Ramczyk, who shores up the Saints' line, was the last player selected in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and only missed one of the Saints' games since coming into the league.
If the Saints are not clear on who will be the starting quarterback when the 2021 regular season kicks off, as there will be a competition between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, whoever wins has a guaranteed offensive line bolstered by Ramczyk.
The right tackle was entering the final year of his rookie contract, but now has his future secured with this extension.
A Wisconsin graduate, Ramczyk was first team All Pro in 2019 and was recognized as second team All Pro in 2018 and 2020.
The Saints’ 2017 draft class keeps getting 💰 💰 💰— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 30, 2021
▫️OT Ryan Ramczyk: 5-years, $90M
▫️RB Alvin Kamara: 5-years, $75M
▫️DE Trey Hendrickson: 4-years, $60M (with Bengals)
CB Marshon Lattimore and S Marcus Williams (franchise tag) are due for massive extensions too.
A portion of the Saints' 2017 Draft class has already signed lucrative contract extensions with Ryan Ramczyk ($90 million to $96 million for five years), Alvin Kamara ($75 million for five years) and Trey Hendrickson ($60 million for 4 years with the Bengals).