Huge Contract Looming
The Saints corner is going into his fourth NFL season. It would’ve been his contract year, but the Saints exercised his 5th year to keep Lattimore a Saint until 2021. Generally, teams make sure their great players sign a contract extension before the final year of their contract expires.
Lattimore will be striving to be the corner that tops the cornerback market next offseason and be the first corner to get paid 20 million a year. Darius Slay signed a contract with the Eagles this off-season, to be paid $16.7 million per year, and Lattimore’s ceiling is higher than Slay’s.
Lattimore has to prove his elite status on a team that’s loaded with high-end talent and has contracts looming for other great players like Alvin Kamara, Ryan Ramcyzk, and Demario Davis.
Those players have surely outperformed Lattimore in the past two seasons. Even fellow 4th-year safety, Marcus Williams will be striving for a massive payday from the Saints, as he recorded four interceptions last season.
Marshon Lattimore has huge talent and injuries has put a dent in his resume, but his effort and motives have been inconsistent.
Even his mom has said that he should be less lazy. To be recognized as the NFL’s highest-paid corner in NFL history would surely motivate the talented cornerback to bring out the best season performance.