Marshon Lattimore Becomes One of the Highest Paid CB in NFL As He Extends His Contract With New Orleans Saints

Published 09/13/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
Sep 12, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers wide receiver Malik Taylor (86) during the fourth quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Marshon Lattimore has been a defensive stalwart for New Orleans Saints since 2017. It has been four years since Lattimore joined the New Orleans-based franchise. In these 4 years, Lattimore has been named the Defensive Rookie of the Year, has recorded an impressive 10 career interceptions and 55 passes defensed in his 58 match career so far. 

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The defensive rookie was on the last year of his contract for the New Orleans Saints. For a rookie with consistent quality performances in his kitty, the most logical step for any team would be to extend his contract with a raise in his wages. This is exactly what New Orleans Saints did.

Dec 13, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor (18) narrowly avoids New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) after a reception during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints tie down Lattimore to 5-year contract

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With back-to-back quality performances over the past 4 years by Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints have finally decided to lock down their cornerback situation for the long term. According to the ever-reliable Ian Rapoport, The Saints have extended Lattimore’s contract for 5 years with $44m fully guaranteed and $68.3m in total guarantees.

With the former defensive rookie of the year set to earn a maximum of $100m, Lattimore is set to be one of the highest-paid CB’s to play in the NFL. Despite things going well off field, things went awry last night for the talented cornerback. As per Ian Rapoport, Lattimore suffered a thumb injury that will require surgery and he is now week-to-week.

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Lattimore shines in opening night against Green Bay

The New Orleans Saints produced a dominating performance over the Green Bay Packers. The Saints defeated the Packers with the scoreboard reading 38-3 at the end of the match. Star CB Marshon Lattimore particularly had a great defensive performance before suffering from a thumb injury. It is certainly been a crazy few days for Marshon Lattimore!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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