New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

Jerod Mayo and Pats Agree to Five-Year Extension

The Patriots and linebacker Jerod Mayo have agreed on a five-year contract extension, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Financial terms have not been disclosed, but Pro Bowl-caliber inside linebacker have received contracts averaging between $8.5 to $10 million per season.

Mayo has 68 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games this season. Overall, Mayo has 474 tackles, 3.5 quarterback sacks and two interceptions in 56 regular season games (54 starts), and has led the team in tackles in each of the last three seasons. Mayo has 15 tackles in two post-season games.

Mayo was the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2008 and is coming off his first Pro Bowl season.

As the 10th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft, Mayo signed a five-year, $18.9 million contract in 2008 that included $13.8 million in guaranteed money. Mayo was signed through 2012 and was scheduled to earn $750,000 in base salary next season, though an additional $800,000 in escalation was available.

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