While the Washington Redskins 8-7-1 record last season left a bit to be desired, there were enough bright spots on the team for fans to get excited about.
Washington is set to bring back a key piece of their offensive line for 2017.
And he won't be coming cheap.
On Thursday, it was announced the Washington Redskins had agreed to a deal with right tackle Morgan Moses to extend the offensive lineman's contract another five years. Simultaneously, the deal is slated to make him the second highest paid player in his position in the NFL.
Redskins and OT Morgan Moses reached agreement on 5-year extension that will make him NFL's 2nd highest paid RT, per @caplannfl and me.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 27, 2017
Over three years with the Redskins, Moses has made 40 appearances. The imposing RT was drafted 66th overall in 2014 by the Redskins and supplanted himself into the first team the following year.
The extension did not come as a surprise being Moses played such a pivotal role in helping make the Washington offensive line the seventh best in the league in 2016.
Morgan Moses has been good in 2 of his 3 seasons. Worth the extension, but such a slap in the face of Cousins.— #Swamalytics (@Moonlightswami) April 27, 2017
While fans are happy about the extension, some remain puzzled as to why Kirk Cousins is seemingly left out in the cold.
With his rookie deal having expired, Moses will be making big bucks but if he can continue his impressive run of form going into 2017 he'll be worth every penny.