During a day dominated by the coaching carousel, the Redskins made a move to keep a young defender long-term.
Washington will sign cornerback Quinton Dunbar to a three-year extension worth $10.25MM, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets, adding he will receive $5.25MM guaranteed. USA Today’s Mike Jones tweets Dunbar will receive a $3MM signing bonus. Dunbar was set to be an RFA come March.
A third-year UDFA, Dunbar started four games for the Redskins this season. He will be seeing a significant pay raise from the $615K he earned this season. This move could also be a sign the Redskins do intend to let Bashaud Breeland walk in free agency. With Dunbar now in the fold long-term, the Redskins have he, Josh Norman, Kendall Fuller and rookies Fabian Moreau and Joshua Holsey signed for multiple additional seasons.
Dunbar made 28 tackles this season and played 373 snaps. Pro Football Focus rated him as the league’s No. 48 overall corner out of more than 120 who qualified for full-time status at the position.