On what he called "a proud day," Tyrann Mathieu added a rich chapter to his remarkable comeback story by signing a five-year, $62.5 million contract extension Wednesday.
The deal makes him one of the highest-paid defensive backs in the game.
Although an initial report put Mathieu's guaranteed money at $40 million, a person close to the situation clarified that the player was guaranteed $21.25 million at signing, including a $15.5 million signing bonus. The rest of the money is "guaranteed" if he's on the team in later years of the deal. The person asked for anonymity because the details had not been officially released.
Still, it is a big reward...