Dolphins Sign DeVante Parker To Extension

Months after DeVante Parker agreed to a through-2020 extension with the Dolphins, the breakout wideout is nearing another agreement.

The Dolphins and their top receiver are close on a deal that would keep Parker in Miami through 2023, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com tweets. The Louisville alum is set to sign the contract, according to Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com (on Twitter). The team announced the agreement.

The deal will be worth more than $40MM, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports (via Twitter), adding that the agreement is believed to be high on guarantees. That would seemingly be necessary in order to convince Parker not to bet on himself in 2021 free agency. This contract will include an $8MM signing bonus, and the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports (via Twitter) it will be worth up to $40MM. Both Parker’s 2020 and 2021 salaries will be fully guaranteed, which represents nice security for a former first-rounder who was heading toward bust status before this season.

Despite Parker’s underwhelming first four seasons, the Dolphins’ new power structure retained him through 2020 via a two-year, $10MM agreement. The 26-year-old wideout has far outperformed expectations this season, catching 55 passes for a career-high 882 yards and six touchdowns. He’s been perhaps the top bright spot on a rebuilding Dolphins team. This comes after years of the 2015 first-round pick being a trade candidate.

Although Miami jettisoned numerous veterans this year, the team has extended multiple veterans in-season. Allen Hurns and Eric Rowe signed extensions in recent weeks, though neither deal was in Parker’s price range. This pact would place Parker among the middle class at wide receiver. Twenty-four receivers earn at least $10MM annually, and the Dolphins will now employ one of them.

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18 comments on “Dolphins Sign DeVante Parker To Extension

  1. elscorcho the marlin
    elscorcho the marlin

    Can’t believe I’m writing this, but this is a good move. DeVante proved me wrong. It was, coaching, it seems, that held him back.

      • Marner#16

        El marlin,

        Too mi Co Miami sun is reeking your brain. Cheering for Marlins and Dolphins to jokes of franchises!

        • elscorcho the marlin
          elscorcho the marlin

          Two. And, I also speak Spanish. What you are trying is “Spanglish”. No bueno.

          • Marner#16

            El marlin,

            Good for you. I speak English and I don’t care what other language you speak ! Ya boneheaded Yank!

          • Marner#16

            El marlin,

            Says the Marlins and Dolphins fan. With all that free time you have from your teams not winning you can golf more and worry about my punctuation. Good for you. I’m not worried about my punctuation auto correct messes it up. I just care to fix it lok

  2. MBarry

    Great resign at a reasonable price. Any team could have stolen Parker away from the Dolphins before the deadline. They missed out.

    • MBarry

      Do you see any 1,000 yard receivers on the Dolphins? You can’t blame him for being a part of the last coaching group. Parker has always had the talent.

      • Marner#16

        Mary aka Barry,

        Dolphins have sucked for as long as I’ve lived. Course they don’t cause they suck!! Blame the coach too much Miami sun bud

      • Marner#16

        El marlin ,

        Good luck with that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades!

  3. Jack0207

    I pray this is a good signing. This is a contract year for him, prior to this year he was not good. Fingers crossed

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Ton of cap space next season but any re-build should begin with the OL. Dolphins currently spending less on that position that any other team and again this season they are 30th in time of possession. Little chance of winning if you can’t keep your offense on the field.

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