The Indianapolis Colts signed Darius Leonard on a record breaking $100million dollar deal, the highest paid for a linebacker. The 5 year contract extension rewards his on field performances last year – having not been able to attend training this year because of an ankle surgery. It is expected he will return before the season starts. This deal tops that of Fred Warner who signed with San Francisco for $95million.
In 2020 Darius reached both the First-Team All Pro and Pro Bowl totally 132 tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 3 sacks. Nicknamed ‘the maniac’ Leonard believes what makes a great line-backer is not the stats, but the game changing moments one can create in a game.