Daron Payne reportedly agrees to four-year, $90 million deal with Commanders


The Commanders are ensuring they keep their formidable defensive front together for the foreseeable future.

Washington and defensive tackle Daron Payne agreed to a four-year contract extension Sunday, according to multiple reports. The deal is worth $90 million, with $60 million guaranteed.

Payne made the Pro Bowl last season, the final year of his rookie deal. He’s spent the entirety of his career with the Commanders, who selected him with the 13th pick in the 2018 Draft. He was a 16-game starter as a rookie and since has blossomed into an indispensable part of Washington's defense. This past season he set a career high with 11.5 sacks.

Between Payne, Jonathan Allen, Chase Allen and Montez Sweat, the Commanders are loaded up front. Keeping Payne around was imperative, and while he was already franchise tagged for 2023, now both he and the team get to benefit from a long-term commitment.

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