Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams has signed a four-year contract extension.
The deal averages $8.25 million per season and locks up Williams through 2014.
Williams will receive $14,376,333 in base salary this year, with $5.074 million guaranteed, according to the Journal Sentinel. The total worth of the contract is $41.25 million, which includes a $6 million signing bonus.
Locking up Williams was imperative for the Packers. He was playing this season on a one-year tender and would have been one of the most attractive free agents on the market once the NFL labor situation is addressed.
By signing Williams now, the Packers were able to stick a large portion of the contract in this financial year, which has no salary cap. Williams’ salary numbers for the coming seasons will be $1 million in 2011, $2.3 million in 2012, $5.9 million in 2013 and $6.9 million in 2014, according to the Press Gazette.
Williams becomes the Packers’ fourth highest paid player, behind Aaron Rodgers, Charles Woodson and Greg Jennings.
Williams has become the Packers best cover corner and is having a career season, with 41 tackles and four interceptions.