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Texans, Nico Collins agree to massive extension that will pay WR more than Stefon Diggs in 2024, per report


Instead of Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb or Tee Higgins, Nico Collins has become the most recent receiver to land a big contract extension. Collins has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans on a three-year extension, as first reported by The Athletic

The three-year deal includes $72.75 million — with a max value of $75 million — and $52 million guaranteed, according to ESPN

The 25-year-old Collins will become one of the league’s highest-paid wideouts as soon as he puts pen to paper. He will become the eighth wideout to make at least $24 million annually, a list that also includes A.J. Brown, Amon-Ra. St. Brown, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Cooper KuppDeVonta Smith and DK Metcalf. 

Collins will make slightly more than teammate Stefon Diggs, whose current average annual salary is $22.52 million.

If last year is any indication, Collins is certainly worth the money. Last year, he set career highs with 80 receptions for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing two games with an injury. He caught an additional 11 passes for 164 yards and one touchdown in Houston’s two playoff games. 

Collins, who was entering the final year of his rookie contract, played an integral role in C.J. Stroud’s record-setting rookie season. With the news of his contract extension, Collins will continue to play a role in Stroud’s success for years to come. 

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