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Tyler Higbee agrees to four-year extension with Rams

Tyler Higbee

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams handed Jared Goff a lucrative four-year extension to make him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Just two days later, the Rams are signing Goff’s tight end in Tyler Higbee to a four-year extension, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Following Schefter’s tweet, Ian Rapoport released the specific details of the contract for the young tight end.

The Rams selected Higbee with their fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Western Kentucky. In his first three seasons, the pass-catching tight end has caught just 60 receptions for 672 yards and four touchdowns with the team.

However, over the past two seasons, Higbee has shared targets at his position with Gerald Everett. Higbee’s new deal inserts him into the discussion of the highest-paid tight ends in the NFL. Is his new deal warranted though?

So far, Higbee hasn’t done much to garner a lucrative extension but the Rams are expecting him to be a mainstay in their offense for the foreseeable future. Therefore, they saw it best to extend Higbee now before his asking price raises anymore.

Since Sean McVay arrived in 2017, Los Angeles has been committed to re-signing players on their team that they view as irreplaceable. Also, McVay incorporates a ton of 11-personnel sets in his offense which makes this deal even more questionable.

It remains to be seen if Higbee is a reliable weapon in the Rams offense this season. We will see how he is utilized in this offense on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.