The New Orleans Saints recently make Alvin Kamara one of the league’s highest-paid running backs and now reports are that they’re extending Demario Davis.
It was an odd way to break news, but the report of Demario Davis’ three-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints came over the FOX Sports broadcast. Davis’ contract is reportedly worth around $27 million.
“Erin Andrews of FOX Sports reported during the broadcast that Davis signed a three-year extension with the team on Saturday night. Per multiple reports, it is a $27 million deal for Davis with around $18 million in guaranteed money,” Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper wrote.
This is a huge deal for the Saints who just gave Alvin Kamara a five-year contract extension worth $75 million. Having locked up Michael Thomas for the next five seasons in the 2019 offseason, the Saints continue to pay the players that mean the most.
Kamara, Thomas, and Davis will all be Saints for at least the next three seasons barring any insane moves by the organization. All-Pro defensive end Cameron Jordan is also under contract until 2024. Having 15.5 sacks in 2019, Jordan is also one of the best in the league at his position.
The Saints continue to keep their leaders on both sides of the field, having also locked up Drew Brees for one more season if he decides to run it back.
Davis has been one of the best linebackers in the NFL over the last few seasons. He’s recorded three straight seasons of over 100 tackles. With arguably his best season coming in 2019, Davis has shown New Orleans that he can be the leader of their linebacking corps.
The Saints, by extending Davis and Kamara, will have to finesse their way into the cap space that must be used to keep safety Marcus Williams and offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk. Ram should at least be considered one of the most important players for the Saints.
The Saints are a solid team, and with those three at the helm for the next several seasons, they’ll continue to dominate the increasingly-competitive NFC South.