Dexter Lawrence on contract extension: I wanted to be respected

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Giants defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence made his first appearance of the offseason at the team facility on Friday, but he wasn’t there to do anything on the field.

Lawrence was there to sign the four-year contract extension that he agreed to on Thursday. The deal is reportedly worth $90 million, which puts Lawrence behind only Aaron Donald and Jeffery Simmons and equal to Daron Payne when it comes to average annual salary among defensive tackles.

On Friday, Lawrence said that his goal in contract negotiations was not to reach any particular number but to feel valued by the team.

“I wanted to be respected for my production and leadership around here,” Lawrence said, via Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News.

The extension is a pretty good show of respect for what Lawrence brings to the Giants and he’ll be able to keep providing it for years now that the deal is done.

9 responses to “Dexter Lawrence on contract extension: I wanted to be respected

  1. “Respect” and “wealthy” used to not be the same. Actually, they’re still not.

  2. Any time anyone wants to pay me $90 million over 4 years in order to disrespect me tremendously, I’m happy to cooperate with them. They are welcome to tell me or others they don’t like me, they think I’m lazy, they think I’m a fool, they think I’m dishonest, and anything at all that is disrespectful.

  3. sounds like another one who will be quitting on his team now that he’s been (over-)paid.

  4. Why does the adage: “Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool than to Speak and Remove All Doubt” come up ALL of the time around here?!

  5. Great Lord, here we go with that crap again. Just be a man and let respect take care of itself. Nobody respects anybody that demands it.

  6. If respect costs money, then Dexter better start spending.

  7. dingodango says:
    May 5, 2023 at 2:13 pm
    “Respect” and “wealthy” used to not be the same. Actually, they’re still not

    In the United States of America they are the same especially when dealing with wealthy people.

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