The ink is barely dry on Taylor Decker’s new six-year deal, and it appears the Detroit Lions are closing in on another huge contract extension for one of their best players. According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio, the Lions and wide receiver Kenny Golladay are closing in on a new deal.
Florio doesn’t provide any specifics on the new deal, simply saying, “Per a league source, the Lions are closing in on an extension with the fourth-year receiver.”
Golladay is coming off a career-year, setting highs in receiving yards (1,190) and touchdowns (11). The 2017 third-round pick has improved steadily year by year, and was confident this offseason that a deal would get done.
“I want to be here,” Golladay said back in August. “Really, I’m just going to let my agent, and (the) front office take care of that. I’m pretty sure something will get done.”
Cap analyst Brad Spielberger estimated Golladay’s deal to be around or slightly above $18 million a year—a deal that would put him among the top five in average salary among wide receivers.
The Lions have yet to officially announced Decker’s extensions, so maybe a joint announcement with Golladay is coming soon? Stay tuned.
UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport quite the opposite of Florio. Per Rapoport, the Lions may turn their attention to extending Golladay, but “the two sides have not yet begun” and “no deal is imminent.”