Justin Houston has become the highest paid player in Kansas City Chief history, after signing a six-year deal worth $101 million ($52.5M guaranteed). After a lengthy journey of tagging Houston for the longer haul, the two parties agreed on the terms, which makes Houston the highest paid defensive player since Ndamukong Suh’s $114 million from the Dolphins.
In his 2014-15 campaign, Houston compiled one of his best seasonal performances, proceeding former Chiefs Derrick Thomas’ 22 sacks, while coming off short in breaking Michael Strahan’s 2001 single-season number of sacks by one-half.
Drafted in the third round by Kansas City, following a failed drug test at the combine, Houston received $3 million over the course of his rookie contract.
During those years, Houston disembarked on 200 tackles, 48.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries.
Justin Houston’s Stats At-a-Glance
Georgia Bulldogs (2008-10): 125 total tackles (72 solo), 38 TFL, 20 sacks, INT
Kansas City Chiefs (2011-present): 198 T, 48.5 sacks, 7 FF
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