That deal includes $71.25 million in total guaranteed money and a $20 million signing bonus.
It also makes him the second-highest-paid cornerback in the league in terms of annual average value behind the Green Bay Packers’ Jaire Alexander.
In four seasons with the Browns, Ward has 186 total tackles, 50 passes defended, and ten interceptions.
He has also been a two-time Pro Bowler.
But Browns fans might have held their breath when Ward left their final minicamp practice early.
He’s had his share of injuries throughout his career and everyone rooting for the Browns hopes it’s nothing serious.
The Akron Beacon Journal’s Chris Easterling did tweet that he spent the last five minutes talking about issues while constantly walking.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Jake Trotter shared an update on Ward.
Am told #Browns CB Denzel Ward should be good to go for the start of training camp after leaving minicamp practice yesterday with a left ankle/foot injury.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) June 17, 2022
Trotter tweeted, “Am told #Browns CB Denzel Ward should be good to go for the start of training camp after leaving minicamp practice yesterday with a left ankle/foot injury.”
With training camp about a month-and-a-half away, it means that the injury isn’t serious in nature.
However, it would be best for him to take it easy before camp starts and let his ankle and foot heal.
Drama Averted By The Browns
If Ward turned out to miss some games, that’s another plot twist to their rather busy offseason.
The last thing the Browns needed is another concern to deal with.
Luckily, Ward will be ready to prove during training camp that he is worth every penny the Browns gave him.