Dawson Knox said he wanted to stay a Buffalo Bill “for a long time.”
Now, he’ll get his wish.
The Bills tight end received a four year, $53.6 million extension Wednesday that contains more than $31 million guaranteed.
At $13.4 million a year on average, the deal puts Knox in elite company.
Per the contract-tracking site overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts (through July 21, 2022).
The league’s highest paid tight end in the NFL is George Kittle at $15 million per season.
Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce earns $14.3 million per season, while Philadelphia Eagles’ Dallas Goedert makes $14.25 million on average.
Knox would hit the sixth spot, behind that trio, Baltimore Ravens’ Mark Andrews at $14 million and Cleveland Browns’ TE David Njoku, who earns $13.68 million per-season.