Titans safety becomes NFL’s highest paid.

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24: Safety Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates after making a stop against the Los Angeles Rams at Nissan Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Titans have made Kevin Byard the NFL’s highest-paid safety with a contract extension hours before they report for training camp.

The Titans announced the multi-year deal Wednesday night.

Multiple reports said the five-year deal is worth $70.5 million with $31 million guaranteed. Byard’s agent David Mulugheta also represents Landon Collins, who agreed to a six-year, $84 million deal in March with Washington.

Byard was an All-Pro in 2017 when he had eight interceptions. The third-round pick in 2016 out of Middle Tennessee has not missed a game since becoming a starter and has 12 interceptions over the past two seasons. He has 246 tackles and 10 quarterback pressures through three seasons.

His contract was due to expire after this season. Byard took part in the Titans’ offseason program, saying he trusted his agent to handle talks with the Titans while he focused on being a leader.

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