One of the game's greatest safeties is finally getting paid like one.
Entering his age-26 season, Byard has quickly made a name for himself as one of the league's rising defensive backs. Tennessee selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft out of Middle Tennessee State, and Byard started seven games out of the gate. His stellar 2017 season, during which he corralled a league-high eight picks, earned him a Pro Bowl appearance and a first-team All-Pro nod.
Byard hasn't missed a single game in his entire professional career and has 224 tackles, 12 picks, 28 passes defensed and three sacks to his name.
With the safety now locked up through 2024, Mike Vrabel has a leader on his side of the ball to shepherd Tennessee into the next decade.