Add the Miami Dolphins to the list of early winners in the 2015 NFL offseason.
As first reported by Chris Mortensen of ESPN the Dolphins have agreed to sign free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a contract with the parameters being around $114 million with $60 million guaranteed over six years. The NFL free agent signing period doesn’t officially begin until 4 pm EST on Tuesday.
While other teams such as the Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions, Suh’s former team, were also in the running to get him none were able to match the parameters Miami put on the table. The Dolphins were seen by many including The Miami Herald as the favorites to land Suh. The deal will make him one of the highest paid players in the NFL.
While other questions will come up about the Dolphins making this move given the team’s recent ‘Bullygate’ fiasco and Suh’s own history, it’s an early win for Miami’s front office in an ever changing AFC East.