Dolphins finalizing 4-year extension for WR DeVante Parker
The #Dolphins and WR DeVante Parker are finalizing a four-year extension worth over $40 million, source said. Lot of guaranteed money. Another step in his remarkable turnaround. 💰
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 13, 2019
Parker’s deal will include $21.5 million guaranteed with an $8 million signing bonus, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The contract is his second signed in the season. On March 12., he signed a two-year contract to stay in South Beach through 2020. Now, he will be on-board through 2023.
The No. 14 pick of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Louisville, Parker once played the part of a “bust” in Miami. He did not play a full season in his first four years with the Dolphins. In doing so, he tallied 163 receptions for 2,217 yards and nine touchdowns before 2019.
By all means, Parker looked like a trade, or even release, candidate for the Dolphins. Then 2019 came along.
While the Dolphins struggle to pick up wins, Parker has been a revelation in Miami. Through 13 games, the 26-year-old has 55 receptions for 882 yards and six touchdowns, all but receptions (two off) are career highs. He still has three games to hit 1,000 yards.
Said his agent Jimmy Gould, via Rapoport: “It’s always been my desire to keep DeVante as a member of the Dolphins family.”
Now, Parker is a member of the Dolphins family. He’s also a testament to what canceling out the noise can do. While the talk surrounding him contained not-so-kind words, Parker stuck to it. His hard work has paid off in the form of a career season and $40 million.