Derwin James Gets Paid
NFL Preseason Week 2 - Derwin James is getting paid! The Chargers safety have agreed on a four-year, $76.4 million extension that makes him the highest-paid safety in NFL history. Includes $42 million guaranteed. After a couple years of dealing with injuries, James had a huge 2021 season. He ranked second among safeties with a 70% success rate in coverage and allowed just 4.5 yards per pass. He also had 20 defeats and ranked second among all NFL safeties in the percentage of team defensive plays where he had a tackle, assist, or PD. His run defense was pretty good too, with an average tackle after a gain of 6.2 yards, 26th among qualifying safeties.