A perfect fit in Philly, Landon Dickerson has plans for his massive extension money

A perfect fit in Philly, Landon Dickerson has plans for his massive extension money originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia

Landon Dickerson became a very rich man this week when he agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract extension that made him the highest-paid guard in NFL history.

He has big plans for all that money too.

“I don’t know. I may go get a new lawnmower,” Dickerson said. “Kinda something I’ve been looking into.”

(A zero-turn riding mower, to be specific)

A no-nonsense answer from a no-nonsense guy, who just so happens to be a perfect fit in Philadelphia.

The Eagles took a bit of a gamble when they drafted Dickerson out of Alabama in the second round (No. 37 overall) of the 2021 draft but he’s lived up to his billing. While there were concerns about Dickerson’s injury history in college, he’s been durable in the NFL and is coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons in his first two years as a full-time starter.

Dickerson didn’t have to sign this contract right now. He could have played out the final year of his rookie contract, he could have bet on himself and hit free agency after the 2024 season.

But he didn’t want to do all that.

Of course the big payday helped, but Dickerson said he never planned on going anywhere else.

“I didn’t tell Howie that, though,” he joked. “It just shows a lot of respect and how much trust they have in me to continue to grow as a player and develop and do good things for this team and this city.”

The Eagles this week made Dickerson the highest paid guard in the NFL with that APY of $21 million. That might seem like a bit of an overpay but the guard market has exploded in free agency and the Eagles are hoping they got ahead of the market a bit and they obviously hope Dickerson is still an ascending player.

In any case, Dickerson wasn’t interested in moving on and the Eagles weren’t interested in letting him entertain the idea.

“Being here has been a tremendous bright spot in my life,”…


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