Come on The Miami Dolphins have signed defensive lineman Zach Sieler to a three-year contract extension, the team announced on Sunday, with a source telling Adam Schefter of ESPN that the deal could be worth up to $38.65 million and includes a $20 million guarantee.
The 27-year-old has played 53 consecutive games for the national team Dolphins since joining the team through waivers in December 2019. He totaled 10 sacks and three forced fumbles for Miami.
Prior to the new contract, which runs through the 2026 season, Sieler was slated to become a free agent after the 2023 season.
The overtime comes at a time when the fellow defensive linemen are busy Christian Wilkins He has been seeking a new contract ahead of his 2023 regular season start in the fifth year of his rookie contract.
The head coach of the Dolphins, Mike McDaniel, applauded the trip from Souler and described it as an example for other players in the NFL, especially when downsizing is imminent.
“Zach embodies something so important in terms of a player’s journey in the NFL”, described McDaniel on Sunday. “You’re talking about a guy who deserves every dime he gets.”
Souler recorded the fifth-most tackles in the NFL among defensive linemen last season with 70. His 38.2 percent win-versus-run rate since 2020 is the 15th-best mark for defensive linemen. He set a personal record with 877 games played in 2022 and will once again have an important role to play on defense for Miami, especially when discussions about a contract extension for Wilkins span the regular season.
McDaniel described the agreement with Souler as “independent of Christian and suggested that the Dolphins have “a good number of players” they want to keep in Miami. He said last week that he was not worried about contract negotiations for Wilkins Extension to the regular season simply because he didn’t think about it.
As an expression of his dissatisfaction with his current contractual situation Wilkins has not participated in team exercises in training for the past two seasons. However, he was present every day and participated in the individual exercises.
Souler started his career with the Baltimore Ravens in 2018 as a seventh-round pick. He was used in six duels with the Ravens over the course of two seasons before the show was released.