Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is set to sign with the Miami Dolphins this week, in a deal worth $114 million and $60 million guaranteed, reports ESPN.
The Dolphins and the 28-year-old’s agent Jimmy Sexton began discussing the six-year deal on Saturday (March 7), which exceeded contracts offered by all other clubs.
Once signed, the deal would make Suh one of the NFL’s highest-paid players, but it must be negotiated when the market opens at 4 p.m. ET Tuesday (March 10).
Suh will get $60 million in the first three years on a contract with the Dolphins, which would average $19 million over the six years of the deal, sources said.
A source tells ESPN that his current team, the Detroit Lions, offered $17 million per year with $58 million guaranteed — a deal that would have still made Suh the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.
Suh was a dominant force during his five-season stint with the Lions, during which he made the Pro Bowl four times and was named first-team All-Pro four times. He played in 78 of 80 regular-season games for Detroit while making 238 tackles with 36 sacks, 13 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.