If you listen closely, you can hear the Loomis trucks backing up to Tavon Austin’s house in Los Angeles. That’s because the former West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver just signed a HUGE extension with the Los Angeles Rams, making him the seventh highest-paid receiver in the National Football League.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Tavon and the Rams have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $42 million, $30 million of which is guaranteed money. Tavon may see that contract grow as high as $52 million with incentives and bonuses.
Rams and WR Tavon Austin reach agreement on 4-year, $42 million extension including $30M gtd, per source. Incentives can take deal to $52M.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 27, 2016
In 2015, Tavon hauled in 52 passes for 473 yards and five touchdowns, and added 434 yards and four touchdowns on the ground, but Rams fans feel those numbers could be exponentially higher should the Rams find the right offensive coordinator to tap into Austin’s potential. And Mountaineer fans can attest to the greatness of the 5’8” speedster.