DeVante Parker has cashed in his best year as a Miami Dolphin for his second contract extension in the last year. The fifth year wide receiver out of the University of Louisville signed a four-year extension through 2023 worth up to $40 million dollars ($21.5 guaranteed) with a $8 million dollar signing bonus.
Parker’s agent has been working new deal for weeks
Parker’s agent, Jimmy Gould, said his goal throughout Parker’s up and down career was to have Parker remain as a member of the Dolphins for his career. Now with the new extension, he said he was excited that the two get to remain a member of Miami’s organization.
There was discussion within the first few weeks of the season that Parker was on the trade block with Miami’s rebuild. Miami even went as far as negotiating deals, but neither team got what it was looking for the deal never happened.
Parker earned extension
The contract extension comes at the right time for Parker as he is in the best run of his young career now. He has posted a career-high in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He currently has 882 receiving yards, with his previous career high sitting at 804. His current six TDs this season are two more than his previous high of four, and he’s on track to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards and pick up a couple more scores.
Parker exited the Dolphins’ game against the New York Jets early last weekend and entered concussion protocol, but is on track to play again in the Meadowlands this weekend against the Giants. He hasn’t missed a game this season, and is also on track for a career-high 16 completed games, something he has never done.
Parker has three games remaining against the Giants, the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots to pick up his 118 needed yards to reach 1,000 on the season, the first coming this Sunday at 1 p.m.
“It would be amazing to get it. I’ve never had it since high school,” Parker said. “The team is No. 1, but everybody has goals, and that definitely is one of mine.”
Kayla Morton contributed to this article.