Falcons sign guard Chris Lindstrom to record five-year contract extension
The Atlanta Falcons signed Pro Bowl right guard Chris Lindstrom to a massive five-year contract extension that makes him the highest-paid interior offensive lineman, according to reports.
Lindstrom, who earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2022, will stay in Atlanta through the 2028 season after agreeing to a $105 million extension.
According to ESPN, the deal makes Lindstrom the highest-paid guard, topping Indianapolis Colts guard Quenton Nelson’s $20.2 million average annual salary.
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A Massachesuetts native, Lindstrom was selected by the Falcons with the No. 14 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft out of Boston College, where he was first team All-ACC selection.
Despite going down with a foot injury in his rookie year, Lindstrom has started in 55 games across four seasons and has only been called for one holding penalty throughout his NFL career.
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The Falcons are looking to lock in key pieces this offseason after suffering their fifth-straight losing season.
Lindstrom’s extension was a must after his performance this past season.
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Pro Football Focus said Lindstrom led all offensive players with a 95.0 grade. He was PFF’s top-graded offensive lineman during four weeks this past season.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.