Barely a day after being cut by the Cardinals, Rolle has agreed to terms with the Giants.
Per a league source, it’s a five-year deal worth $37 million, an NFL record for a safety. Rolle gets $15 million guaranteed and $22.5 million over the first three years.
He reportedly wanted $8 million per year, but the top of the market had been only $7 million. Rolle now pushes the high-water market even higher, thanks to the final year of a rookie deal that forced the Cardinals to pay him $12 million or set him free.
The Bears and Dolphins were in on the deal early, but both dropped out after plunking down big money on other big-name defensive free agents.