Posted by Michael David Smith on August 2, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT
Jets linebacker David Harris has signed a contract extension that gives him the biggest guarantee for an inside linebacker in NFL history.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Harris signed a four-year, $36 million deal, with $29.5 million of that guaranteed.
Harris signing an extension to stay with the Jets had been expected, although the guaranteed money is an eye-opener.
The 27-year-old Harris was the Jets’ second-round draft pick in 2007 and has emerged as one of their defensive leaders. He started all 16 games each of the last two years.