Colts' Quenton Nelson turns into highest paid guard in NFL historic previous with new extension: studies
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the important factor cog of the Indianapolis Colts’ offensive line isn’t going wherever.
Colts’ guard Quenton Nelson signed a 4-yr extension value $eighty million, with $60 million assured, in holding with a quantity of studies.
The deal makes the Holmdel, N.J. product the biggest-paid guard in league historic previous.
Nelson has been the whole lot the Colts have requested of him, and extra, since they took him with the sixth decide in 2018 out of the college of Notre Dame.
he is a three-time First group All professional (2018-20) and was named a Second-group All professional final season. He additionally has made the expert Bowl in every of his first 4 seasons.
He had performed in fifty one straight video games to start his profession earlier than getting injured in Week three final yr, forcing him to overlook the Colts’ subsequent three video games. He had performed in sixty one out of a doable sixty five video games, and he has performed in a single hundred% of his group’s snaps in fifty three of these video games. He additionally solely allowed one sack final yr, in holding with PFF.
Nelson was the sixth general decide inside the 2018 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame behind guys like Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold – each of whom are actually on their second group: the Carolina Panthers.
The Colts open up the season in opposition to the Houston Texans in Houston on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.