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The Lions Have Lined Up Extensions for Amon Ra St. Brown and Penei Sewell

Penei Sewell (Via NFL/Twitter)

The Lions have sealed massive extensions with two key offensive talents, cementing their commitment to Amon-Ra St. Brown and Penei Sewell.

A source confirmedthat St. Brown has agreed to a four-year, $120 million extension, while Sewell is set to sign a four-year, $112 million deal.

St. Brown’s contract boasts $77 million guaranteed, marking a record for wide receivers in NFL history, while Sewell’s deal includes $85 million guaranteed, the most for an offensive lineman.

The Lions exercised Sewell’s fifth-year option for the 2025 season, in addition to his new contract, as announced on Thursday.

While terms of the deals were not disclosed by the team, both St. Brown and Sewell expressed their enthusiasm. St. Brown shared his excitement via an Instagram story from Ford Field, declaring, “I can’t wait. I’m here, four more years.”

Amon Ra St. Brown (Via NFL/Twitter)

With these extensions secured, the Lions can now focus on negotiations with quarterback Jared Goff. Talks have commenced, but no imminent deal has been reached. Goff, traded from the Los Angeles Rams in 2021, has voiced his desire to continue with the Lions.

St. Brown, aged 24, earned first-team All-Pro honors last season, showcasing career highs with 119 catches, 1,515 yards, and 10 touchdown receptions. Meanwhile, Sewell, aged 23, also earned his first-team All-Pro selection, contributing to a significant turnaround for the Lions’ offense.

St. Brown and Sewell represent the first Lions offensive players to secure first-team All-Pro status since 1997. Both players have also earned Pro Bowl selections for the past two seasons, further highlighting their impact on the team.

St. Brown’s impressive record includes being one of only three players in NFL history to achieve 90 or more receptions in each of his first three seasons, joining elite company such as Odell Beckham Jr. and Michael Thomas.

Drafted by the Lions in 2021, St. Brown would have entered unrestricted free agency after this season without a new contract.

Detriot Lions Team (Via NFL/Twitter)

Sewell, the seventh pick in the same draft, sees his extension come ahead of the deadline for fifth-year options for players selected in the first round of the 2021 draft.

As the news broke, St. Brown shared his anticipation for the extension, expressing confidence that the deal would materialize. His father, John Brown, revealed that the Lions aimed to finalize the agreement before the draft, underscoring the team’s commitment to securing its key talents.

Looking ahead, St. Brown has ambitious goals for the upcoming season, including clinching a Super Bowl victory. Despite falling short last season, he believes the team is primed for success, fueled by their hunger and determination.

Amid preparations for the NFL draft, St. Brown is set to be actively involved in various community engagements, reflecting his commitment to both his team and the Detroit community.

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