LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Rams will keep their number one deep threat for at least four more years.
The team agreed to an extension with WR Tavon Austin worth $42 million.
The deal ensures Austin will be with the Rams through 2021.
The star wide-out tweeted this out today:
— Tavon Austin (@Tayaustin01) August 26, 2016
Rams and WR Tavon Austin reach agreement on 4-year, $42 million extension including $30M gtd, per source. Incentives can take deal to $52M.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2016
“Tavon has been an integral part of our offense and special teams since we drafted him in 2013,” Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said. “It is important to our organization to retain players we’ve drafted and invested in, and Tavon is an example of that. We’re excited for him to continue his career with the Rams.”
Last season, Austin tied RB Todd Gurley for the most touchdowns among Rams with 10, which gave the club two players in double digits in the category for the first time since 2006 (S. Jackson & T. Holt).
Now entering his fourth NFL season, Austin has 19 career touchdowns: nine receiving, seven rushing and three punt returns. That total is tied for third most among all players in his draft class and tied for the most among wide receivers in the 2013 class.