On Monday, the day where all 32 teams teams could begin their legal tampering prior to the new league year, the Raiders made two more big money deals by signing former Patriots left tackle Trent Brown and former Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner to four-year deals.
Brown’s 4-year/$66 million deal allowed him to become the NFL’s highest-paid offensive linemen in league history. Joyner’s deal is good for $41 million in total, making him tied with the Vikings’ Harrison Smith as the fifth-highest paid safety in the league at 10.25 million per year.
New Raiders LT Trent Brown will take over Raiders’ left tackle job, and former first-round pick Kolton Miller is expected to slide over to righ tackle. Raiders making moves.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
The Kansas City Chiefs also parked the Brinks truck outside of safety Tyrann Mathieu’s house as the team offered him a 3-year deal worth over $42 million. That $14 million/year average ties Mathieu with Washington’s Landon Collins as the largest contract in the NFL for a safety.
Last but not least, the Denver Broncos signed former-Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson to a 3-year deal worth up to $33 million with $23 million guaranteed. According to Pro Football Focus, Jackson was rated as their fifth-ranked cornerback in the league, last year. He joins Chris Harris in the secondary who was PFF’s fourth-ranked CB in 2018.