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Jacksonville Jaguars make Brandon Linder highest-paid center in NFL history

By The Sports Xchange
Jacksonville Jaguars make Brandon Linder highest-paid center in NFL history
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed center Brandon Linder to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Jacksonville Jaguars/Twitter

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed center Brandon Linder to a five-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

The team did not release details of the extension, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported the deal is worth up to $51.7 million and includes $24 million guaranteed. Linder is now the NFL's highest paid center in terms average salary per year, according to Rapoport.

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"It means the world to me," Linder said in a statement. "I'd love to play here my whole career. I fell in love with this city and we have big things coming, changing the culture, and now we start tomorrow for training camp. I couldn't think of a better place to play my career."

Linder started all 14 games in which he played for the Jaguars last season.

"It was something we wanted to get done so now we can just ball," Linder told the Florida Times-Union. "We knew after OTAs we wanted to talk. In the past two weeks got some traction."

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