The Dallas Cowboys weren’t interested in signing Odell Beckham Jr. or DeAndre Hopkins.
And while some of their fans might not be thrilled about that, it only shows that they’re pretty confident about their current wideout corps.
With that in mind, it’s not surprising to see Jon Machota of The Athletic (via Dov Kleiman) report that the team is looking forward to signing CeeDee Lamb to a very lucrative contract extension.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 28, 2023
The former first-round pick has excelled since entering the league in 2020, logging 275 receptions for 3,602 yards and 21 scores throughout the course of his brief career.
He’s made it to the Pro Bowl twice already and figures to be one of the rising stars at his position, even despite mediocre and inconsistent play from Dak Prescott and his backups.
Notably, Machota believes the Cowboys are looking to sign him to a contract worth between $25 and $30 million a year, adding that the team has him right behind Prescott in terms of priorities.
As of now, the five highest-earning wideouts in the league are making around $24 million per year, so Lamb’s contract extension could pretty much reset the market for players at that position.
He could even make as much money as Miami Dolphins star Tyreek Hill, currently in the midst of a four-year contract worth a whopping $30 million a season.
Lamb is currently set to make just $4.5 million next season as he’s still on his rookie deal, so the team better make the most of that bargain while they still can, as he’s about to get a huge raise.NEXT: Analyst Says The Cowboys Are Putting Too Much Pressure On Themselves