Sept. 5 (UPI) — The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to a four-year contract extension with tight end Tyler Higbee.
Los Angeles announced the deal Thursday. The tight end is now tied to the team through the 2023 season. A source told ESPN the extension makes Higbee a top-10 paid tight end, meaning he will earn an average near $ 7 million annually.
Sources told NFL Network Higbee’s extension has a base value of $ 31.025 million and maxes out at $ 36 million with incentives. The pact includes $ 15.5 million guaranteed.
Higbee had 292 yards and two touchdowns on 24 catches in 16 starts last season. The 6-foot-6, 255-pound pass-catcher also started all 16 games in 2017. Higbee has yet to miss a game since being selected in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky.
Higbee has 60 catches for 672 yards and four touchdowns in 48 career games.
Gerald Everett and Johnny Mundt are the only other tight ends on the Rams’ roster. The Rams battle the Carolina Panthers at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.