Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Just days following the colossal contract extension of the Los Angeles Rams starting quarterback Jared Goff, they would extend yet one of their offensive pieces. The Rams have agreed to terms with starting tight end Tyler Higbee on a four-year contract extension.
Higbee's deal has been reported as a four-year deal of $31M, $15M fully guaranteed and can earn up to $36M with incentives. Not a bad deal for an underrated player who quietly has done his job for the Rams.
The Rams drafted Higbee in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft from Western Kentucky as the former wide receiver converted to a tight end. Under the Jeff Fisher regime, Higbee seemed to prolong his talent as many expected him as another bust. However, under the new head coach Sean McVay's potent offense, Higbee did nothing but do his job making difficult catch after another.
Higbee's extension comes sort of a bizarre move considering the fact the Minnesota Vikings tried to trade for him last season. Also, this past off-season there were reports that the New England Patriots were interested in acquiring Higbee too.
Higbee has platooned at the tight end position with fellowed tight end Gerald Everett, whom the team expects to have a break out year. Perhaps will Higbee deal make it difficult for the Rams to honestly evaluate Everett's talent before he becomes a free agent in two years? We will have to wait and see when the time permits on what does occur with Everetts extension in 2021.