Dolphins CB Xavien Howard agrees to record contract extension

The Miami Dolphins' eventful offseason continues.

All-Pro cornerback Xavien Howard has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him in Miami for up to five years, says agent David Canter.

Howard was previously under contract for three seasons with about $38.6 million remaining, per Spotrac. This new contract will take him into the other echelons of cornerback pay.

Canter told Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer that his client's new contract contains $50.69 million in new money with the most guaranteed money ever for a cornerback and the most overall money for any cornerback in the next three years.

Howard just completed his third career Pro Bowl campaign for Miami, with 16 passes defended and five interceptions in 2021-22. No player in the NFL has more interceptions since he debuted than his 27 career picks.

Keeping Howard clearly meant a lot to the Dolphins in what they hope to be a transformative offseason. The team previously hired San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike McDaniel and gave him a pair of important pieces with left tackle Terron Armstead, signed in free agency to a five-year, $75 million deal, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill, traded from the Kansas City Chiefs and given a four-year, $120 million contract.

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 05: Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins reacts against the New York Giants at Hard Rock Stadium on December 05, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
The Miami Dolphins are locking down Xavien Howard. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)