Dolphins, Jerome Baker agree to three-year contract extension

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Dolphins linebacker Jerome Baker said this week that he and the franchise “haven’t really talked about anything” in regards to a new contract.

It was apparently a different story for his representation.

Baker has agreed to terms with Miami on a three-year extension worth $39 million, with $28.4 million guaranteed, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Baker was a third-round pick out of Ohio State in 2018 and has been a key piece of the Miami defense in each of his first three seasons. He’s led the Dolphins in tackles in each of the last two years, recording 126 in 2019 and 112 in 2020. He also had 7.0 sacks, seven tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, three passes defensed, and a pair of forced fumbles in 2020.

The linebacker had said this week that he wanted to be a member of the Dolphins for a long time. With his new deal, Baker is now slated to continue making plays for Miami through the 2024 season.

16 responses to “Dolphins, Jerome Baker agree to three-year contract extension

  1. Great to finally see them develop and extend linebackers, rooting around in Pittsburgh’s dumpster is expensive and ineffective. Pittsburgh never sheds worthy linebackers

  2. Slightly above average LB, once again the Dolphins vastly overpay, typical.

  3. He’s the modern NFL off ball LB. Can run with TE’s and slot receivers, play the run and is good at blitzing. He was an athlete according to recruiting sites coming out of HS, I remember there was a debate among OSU fans as to whether he should be a WR or a safety. He added weight once he got to college and the staff moved him to LB, seems to have paid off well for him!

  4. Holy overpayment. Well into cap hell now as they try to recoverf from last year’s bizarre series of overpayments on 4 overrated FAs, save for Van Noy. Ironic their best FA signing last year is back in NE.


  5. Everyone commenting on how Baker got overpaid knows nothing about how well hes played the last 2 years. Just keep letting skip and Stephen A. force feed you garbage.

  6. kalebtheclown69 says:
    June 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm
    Ross always overpays what a clown.

    5 34 Rate This


    Are we sure it isn’t dopey Chris Grier? That’s a guy that gave known bust, Ereck Flowers, a huge contract and took Tua in the top 10 of a draft.

    Waddle played like 5 games last year and produced against feeble SEC teams like Tenn and Ole Miss.

    Very strange to see such praise towards GMs who accomplished nothing so far in their role.

  7. Some of you guys criticizing Miami’s 2020 FA signings haven’t a clue what your talking about.

    Miami, much like NE this year, GM had to spend a huge allotment of money they rolled over. Like…..literally required to spend the money.

    And they got out of those deals unscathed and relaxed with younger, cheaper and significantly more talented players.

    Keep thinking your team will have a chance against that stacked roster in the future.

    Be warned in 2022 FA Miami is playing for keeps. Nick Chubb will be the first target.

    Good luck everyone. Only Miami’s DBs could possibly defend Miami’s WRs.

  8. The Miami haters are out in full force on this one.
    This was a good move by Miami. He is a solid team 1st player that will always restructure when needed.
    Miami will be a legit contender this season. Just remember haters, the bandwagon bus is already full so just remember to admit you were a hater and you were wrong about Miami.

  9. Locking up your best middle linebacker for the next 4 years @ 10 million per is not over paying. Especially when that player is entering the prime playing years of his life. It’s those years that he will be a Dolphin. Baker on the inside, Vanginkle on the outside and Jalen Phillips added to that mix does sound like a fun defense to coach.

  10. igotgamenj says:
    June 13, 2021 at 10:03 pm
    Miami’s Defense is going to be sick !!!!

    Yes, like how the fan base will feel after a 5-12 season.

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