Now the former fifth-round pick is being rewarded.
The Dolphins signed McClain to a four-year, $27 million contract , NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source close to the situation. The deal contains $13 million in guarantees, per Rapoport, making McCain one of the highest-paid slot corners in football.
The team later confirmed the signing.
We have signed cornerback Bobby McCain to a contract extension through the 2022 season. pic.twitter.com/Vx5krlQGXe
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) June 1, 2018
Although Miami’s pass defense has been a liability in recent years, there’s reason to believe this could be one of the league’s most improved units.
Matt Burke’s secondary gave Tom Brady fits in a 27-20 December upset, stifling the Patriots ‘ high-octane attack in dominant fashion. With third-year cornerback Xavien Howard showing flashes of shutdown potential to go with Fitzpatrick, McCain and Pro Bowl safety Reshad Jones , the Dolphins ‘ secondary is on the rise.