The Panthers are protecting one of many key items to their offense round for the foreseeable future. Broad receiver DJ Moore signed an extension, the staff introduced.
Moore was set to play on the fifth-year possibility of his rookie contract. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter stories (on Twitter), the contract contains three years and $61.884M in new cash. He provides that $41.61M is assured. Because of this extension, he’s on the books for the following 4 years at a complete of $73M.
Moore was the highest receiver taken within the 2018 draft when Carolina chosen him 24th general. He produced 55 catches for 788 yards and two touchdowns in his rookie season. Within the three years after that, he has recorded no fewer than 1,157 yards, (one thing solely Stefon Diggs has additionally executed throughout that span), working as essentially the most constant pass-catching possibility within the staff’s offense. He has 301 receptions and 14 touchdowns in his profession. The truth that he was the Panthers’ Walter Payton Man of the 12 months finalist in 2021 would have solely helped the staff’s notion of him and willingness to make such a dedication.
The 24-year-old was set to earn $11.1M on the choice, however this extension actually represents a elevate. At a median of simply over $20.6M, the brand new deal will make Moore the sixth wideout to eclipse the $20M-per-season plateau. The prolonged keep in Charlotte can even give him a chance to proceed climbing the franchise ranks by way of catches (the place he sits sixth) and yards (fourth).