Lions sign Amon-Ra St. Brown to four-year extension, making him one of the highest-paid WRs in the NFL


Two days before the start of the 2024 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions signed one of their hometown stars, signing wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown to a four-year contract extension. according to NFL Media and confirmed by CBS Sports’ top NFL insider Jonathan Jones. The deal, which includes $77 million guaranteed, makes St. Brown one of the highest-paid players in the league.

A fourth-round pick out of USC in 2021, St. Brown is coming off a career season, in which he led Detroit with 119 catches for 1,515 yards and 10 touchdowns, helping the Lions advance to the the NFC championship. He was scheduled to enter a contract year in 2024, but his new deal ties him to the Motor City through 2028, averaging at least $28 million per year, according to Josina Anderson, senior NFL insider at HQ from CBS Sports.

St. Brown’s new guaranteed total of $77 million is a new record for wide receivers.

The 2023 All-Pro wasted no time establishing himself as a favorite target of Lions quarterback Jared Goff, catching 90 passes for 912 yards as a rookie, then eclipsing 100 catches and 1,100 yards during its second season. In just three seasons in the NFL, he has already totaled nearly 3,600 yards and more than 20 touchdowns. He was also instrumental in the Lions’ historic run to the 2023 playoffs, combining for 274 yards in three playoff games.

His extension comes days after fellow 2021 draftee DeVonta Smith signed his own long-term deal, securing a three-year, $75 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.


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