Left tackle Kolton Miller has signed a three-year extension with the Las Vegas Raiders worth more than $18 million per year, a source disclosed to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, putting him among the top five highest-paid offensive tackles regarding average annual value.
The extension is worth up to $68.7 million, his agency tweeted Tuesday. That incorporates the $2.316 million salary from the most recent year of Miller’s rookie deal, a fifth-year alternative worth $10.88 million, and the three new years on the deal, which can be valued at $18.505 million per year on the off chance that he hits certain incentives, the source said.
The deal incorporates $42.6 million ensured at signing, as indicated by a source, and keeps the 2018 first-round pick with the group through the 2025 season.
“Raider Nation, we are just getting started!” Miller tweeted. “So excited for the future, let’s get to work!!”
The Raiders redid their offensive line this offseason, trading away center Rodney Hudson, watch Gabe Jackson and right tackle Trent Brown. Those moves saved the team $32.6 million in salary and netted a haul of mid-to-late-round picks.
However, Miller was viewed as unmovable due to his steady play and age (25). Last season, Miller posted a 72.9 grade on Pro Football Focus, permitting two sacks in 961 snaps. The team additionally re-signed guard Denzelle Good to a two-year deal and brought back 37-year-old Richie Incognito at a decreased rate.
Miller has played in 46 games in his three-year career, every one of them begins.
The Raiders drafted Miller 15th overall in 2018, the first selection of head coach Jon Gruden’s second stretch with the franchise. Miller is the first member from his draft class to get an agreement extension. NFL draft picks are qualified for extensions following three years in the league.