NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport first reported Friday that the Pro Bowl center and the 'Fins have agreed on a big-money, multiyear extension, according to a source informed of the situation. It's a five-year deal worth more than $50 million (upward of $20 million in guarantees) and will make him the highest-paid center in the league, per Rapoport.
The 2011 first-round pick was set to play next season under the $7.4 million, fifth-year option attached to his rookie contract. An extension could soften his cap hit for 2015 while potentially mirroring the five-year, $44 million pact that his brother, Maurkice Pouncey, inked with the Pittsburgh Steelers last offseason.
Pouncey spent last season at right guard after rehabbing from a hip injury, but the team has confirmed that he'll shift back to the pivot this year -- and likely for many years to come.