The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday afternoon that they have agreed to a four-year, $72 million extension with OT Taylor Moton that will keep him under contract through 2025. Had a deal not been reached before 4 PM, Moton would have played the 2021 season under the franchise tag, paying him $13.8 million guaranteed. Following the season, Moton would have been eligible for free agency next March. The multi-year contract extension will reportedly make Moton one of the highest-paid right tackles in the league.

The 26-year-old Moton started every game since the beginning of his second season, and was the Panthers’ most consistent offensive lineman last season. He also was the only tackle in the NFL with more than 450 pass protection snaps to not allow a single QB hit in 2020.

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