The New Orleans Saints are rewarding one of a NFL’s many earnest immature descent linemen.
Left tackle Terron Armstead is signing a five-year prolongation that will keep him in New Orleans by 2021, a source concerned with a understanding told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
ESPN initial reported Armstead’s deal.
Perhaps a many unknown of final year’s Pro Bowl snubs, Armstead emerged as a top-notch blindside guardian in his third NFL season.
“There’s not a left tackle we would trade him for in a league,” manager Sean Payton raved in late December. “I unequivocally like a approach he’s progressed. He’s smart, he’s athletic. And final week if we watch a tape, we can see that he’s not 100 percent and he fights by it.”
Armstead incited in one of a most startling performances in offensive-line story during a 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, blazing an central 40-yard lurch time of 4.71 seconds during 6-foot-5 and 306 pounds.
Originally noticed as a developmental awaiting entrance out of little Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Armstead already has a demeanour of a long-lived Pro Bowl left tackle.
Along with authorization quarterback Drew Brees and two-time Pro Bowl defensive finish Cameron Jordan, he’s one of a many profitable building blocks on a Saints’ roster.