Linebacker Darius Leonard is anticipated to make greater than $19 million per 12 months when he and the Indianapolis Colts attain a contract extension, sources informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
Within the wake of the San Francisco 49ers’ reported five-year, $95 million extension with All-Professional linebacker Fred Warner, Leonard is taken into account subsequent in line to signal a giant contract, with sources telling Schefter that the Colts’ two-time Professional Bowler is anticipated to signal a four-year deal.
Leonard, who is about to make $3.4 million within the closing season of his rookie contract in 2021, gave a shoutout to Warner on Twitter on Wednesday, writing, “Congratulations my guy!!!“
Leonard, who turns 26 on Tuesday, was a first-team All-Professional for the second time in 2020, when he had three sacks, three pressured fumbles and two fumble recoveries whereas serving to the Colts return to the playoffs after a one-year absence. He was the Defensive Rookie of the 12 months in 2018, when he led the NFL in tackles.