New York Giants lock up defensive anchor to colossal new contract with Saquon Barkley next

The New York Giants have locked up another one of their core stars with a colossal deal after Dexter Lawrence committed his future to Big Blue.

DT Dexter Lawrence is the latest New York Giants star to have been handed a lucrative new contract and Saquon Barkley could well be next.

The Pro Bowl defensive tackle is signing a four-year, $90million extension with $60m guaranteed, as per NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo.

Lawrence's extension comes two months after his fellow 2019 NFL Draft first-round pick, Daniel Jones, worked out a new deal with the Giants - penning a four-year pact for $160m.

With Lawrence's deal getting done, the spotlight will now switch to GM Joe Schoen working on Saquon Barkley's new contract.

While Barkley had the franchise tag placed on him this offseason and Jones did not have his fifth-year option picked up in 2021, Lawrence's extended stay has been a no-brainer for a Giants team looking to surprise many with a Super Bowl run this season.

Lawrence has started 57 games since he was drafted 17th overall by the Giants and and is widely regarded as one of the top defensive tackles in the NFL.

The 342-pounder is now the fourth interior defensive lineman to crack the $90m club in total salary, following the Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald, the Tennessee Titans' Jeffery Simmons and the Washington Commanders' Daron Payne.

The 25-year-old is coming off the best season of his career, having posted career highs with 7.5 sacks, 68 tackles, seven tackles for loss and 28 QB hits.

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