Dexter Lawrence contract: How much would an extension cost for the All-Pro DT?

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It's almost time for Sexy Dexy to land his payday from NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen. At the NFL league meetings, Schoen said he's been in contact with Dexter Lawrence's representives and that negotiations are ongoing.

After the incredible 2022 season that Lawrence recorded, which included him receiving Second Team All-Pro honors, he's all set to get a head-turning new contract from the team. But, how much is it going to cost the Giants to get things over the line with No. 97?

The Giants and Dexter Lawrence could finalize an extension in the near future

Four our chair, we think a four-year contract worth $75 million would be on the money for both Lawrence and the Giants. Earlier in the offseason, the Washington Commanders created countless headlines when they gave defensive tackle Daron Payne a four-year contract worth $90 million, with $60 million guaranteed. That's a major chunk of change for the talented defensive lineman.

We don't think Lawrence will reach that amount, but four years and between $18-19 million per season seems like it would be more than fair for the Giants standout. Last season, Lawrence was an absolute beast for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, finishing the year with 68 total tackles and 7.5 sacks.

Lawrence's durability is also something to consider. The former first-round pick has appeared in 64 games for the Giants in his first four years with the team, which includes 57 starts. In 2022, Lawrence started every game for the G-Men other than the regular season finale against the Eagles.

Thanks to his amazing personality too, Lawrence has become a fan-favorite and he's a great teammate too. The Giants picked up his fifth-year option for 2023, but he'll be out of contract after next season. A new deal must be a priority for Schoen. Four years and $75 million could get the job done here.

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