Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams and starting right tackle Rob Havenstein has agreed to terms for a contract extension. Havenstein inked a four year $32.5M contract guaranteeing him about $16M overall. Rams General Manager Les Snead continues to work magic in getting his drafted players extended. Head coach Sean McVay is pleased to see that his star running back Todd Gurley will continue to run heavy to the right and Jared Goff spends at least four more seasons with Havenstein protecting him pass rushers.
The Rams selected Havenstein with their #57th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft of the second round. He started 42 straight games at the University of Wisconsin, and in 2013 was named Second Team All-Big 10, and in 2014, was named First Team All-Big 10, and First Team All-America. He has started every game at right tackle since being drafted by the Rams.
Havenstein's new extension of earning $8M per year will make him the second-highest paid right tackle in the NFL. His extension signing came out the blue while many are still waiting to hear the announcement of Aaron Donald's extension, who continues to be a holdout from camp.
The Rams offensive line is locked up for the next two seasons, next on the table is their right guard Jamon Brown. Brown is playing in the final season of his rookie contract but faces a two-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy following an arrest last season.