Miami’s latest in-season re-up will commit $7MM in guaranteed money to the veteran defensive back. Rowe initially signed with the Dolphins this offseason, and the ex-Patriot will stick around into the 2020s.
An 11-game starter at cornerback and safety this season, Rowe joins Allen Hurns as first-year Dolphins given extensions since the season’s outset. A former second-round Eagles pick, Rowe played for Dolphins HC Brian Flores with the Patriots and followed him to Miami on a one-year, $3.75MM deal. He will bypass a 2020 free agency stay to be part of the Dolphins’ unique rebuild.
Rowe’s 720 snaps already through three quarters of the regular season already represent a single-season high. The Dolphins removed every other recognizable talent from their secondary, trading Minkah Fitzpatrick and placing Xavien Howard, Reshad Jones and Bobby McCain on IR.
Though Pro Football Focus has not graded Rowe well as a safety, the 27-year-old defender has made a career-high 59 tackles. Having moved to safety midseason, Rowe looks like a future starter for the Dolphins at this spot. With Jones not expected back, Rowe and McCain may form the Fins’ 2020 back-line tandem.
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