Alvin Kamara signs 5 year extension with New Orleans to a massive deal. The extension is for $75 million in new money — bringing the total value to $77.133 million — and includes $34.333 million guaranteed. The new deal for Alvin Kamara came right after Dalvin Cook agreed to an extension. The average annual value of the extension, $15 million, matches what Ezekiel Elliott signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 and trails only Christian McCaffrey’s $16 million per year with the Carolina Panthers. It was rumored that Kamara missed time in camp because he wanted a new contract. New Orleans was said to be open to trading the star running back.
Kamara was the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017 after being drafted in the third round out of Tennessee. He has been one of the league’s most dynamic dual threats as a runner and receiver, with a total of 2,408 rushing yards, 2,068 receiving yards and 38 touchdowns. His 4,476 yards from scrimmage is the fifth-most in the league since 2017. With the Saints giving Michael Thomas a huge extension last summer, New Orleans have two major pieces signed for the future. He had exactly 81 catches in each of his first three seasons — despite missing two games last year and being hampered by knee and ankle injuries over the final half of the season. The 243 receptions through three seasons is second only to McCaffrey (303) in NFL history.
New Orleans hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tomorrow evening in their 2020 NFL opener. New Orleans is one of the favorites to reach the Super Bowl and Alvin Kamara is a big part of it. What do you think about the new deal for Alvin Kamara? Can New Orleans finally get back to the Super Bowl? Leave some feedback below about the new contract for Alvin Kamara or the New Orleans Saints.