Quenton Nelson gets four-year, $80 million extension

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On the eve of the Colts’ season opener, Quenton Nelson has become the highest-paid offensive guard in football.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Colts and Nelson have agreed to terms on a four-year, $80 million extension that includes $60 million in guarantees.

Brandon Scherff‘s $16.5 million average previously topped all guards in annual average, and Joe Thuney previously had the most guaranteed money at $46.89 million.

Nelson was scheduled to make $13.75 million in 2022 on his fifth-year option.

He has made four Pro Bowls in four seasons, and last season, when he missed four games with injury, was the first he didn’t make the All-Pro team.

9 responses to “Quenton Nelson gets four-year, $80 million extension

  1. An amazing, must-watch player – I always focus on #56 when the Colts have the ball. Go Quenton Nelson, Go Irish (Yikes! 0-2), Go Colts!!!

  2. No wonder it costs $65 to PARK at Arrowhead. C’mon, $20M for an interior lineman? There’s not a position in the game less significant to overall team success than a Guard.

  3. With his 5th year option it becomes a 5 year deal worth just under $94 million, putting the overall APY at just under $19 million. There’s probably some fluff in there too, meaning it might be slightly less. That number isn’t too much higher than Thuney’s or Scherff’s APY either since they signed in FA. Good deal for the Colts to get the best OG (or maybe Z. Martin) under contract and good deal for Nelson to become the highest paid OG and by a clear margin.

  4. Can’t blame a guy for getting what he can . But ultimately the consumer picks up the tab. I remember a time when pro sports was just a side gig for these guys.

  5. tag him and trade him. maybe try to recover the picks they lost in the wentz debacle. this team has way too many other holes that need to be filled.

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