Dolphins, Baker agree to 3-year, $39M extension

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The Miami Dolphins and linebacker Jerome Baker have agreed to a three-year, $39-million contract extension, his agent told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The deal includes $28.4 million guaranteed.

Baker led the Dolphins in tackles in each of the last two seasons, eclipsing the 100-tackle benchmark both years. He notched seven sacks in 2020, ranking second on the team.

Baker, 24, was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2021 season. Miami selected the Ohio State product in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

"I want to play here the rest of my career," he told reporters Friday, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. "I love it here. I love the fans, I love the organization. I love everyone here. I can definitely see myself playing here a long time."

The Dolphins shuffled their linebacker corps this offseason, acquiring Benardrick McKinney to start alongside Baker in the middle of the defense.

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