Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels signed a four-year contract extension with the team today, worth a reported $42 million.
Daniels didn’t become a full-time starter until last season when he recorded 69 tackles and 5.5 sacks.
With an average salary of $10.5 million per season, Daniels becomes the third-highest paid 3-4 defensive end in the NFL, behind only Houston’s J.J Watt ($16.7 million) and Arizona’s Calais Campbell ($11 million).
Daniels has become a three down player in Dom Capers defense in Green Bay, playing the end position in the base 3-4 and at the inside tackle position in nickel and dime packages.
Daniels was making $1.542 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract.
Two other Green Bay defensive linemen are scheduled to become free agents after the season, B.J. Raji and Letroy Guion. Others on the list are Nick Perry, Mike Neal and Casey Hayward on defense and Scott Tolzien and Andrew Quarless on offense.