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Saints, Alvin Kamara reach agreement on 5-year, $75 million contract extension

Here’s some big news for any New Orleans Saints’ fans holding onto their No. 41 jerseys: Alvin Kamara has agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract extension with the Saints, keeping him in black and gold through at least 2025. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first reported that the deal is done.

Having Kamara in the fold for the foreseeable future is a huge win for the Saints offense, especially once it’s forced to move on into life without Drew Brees at quarterback. Kamara and superstar wide receiver Michael Thomas figure to make life easy for any passer, making the inevitable transition a little easier — whether it’s Taysom Hill, Jameis Winston, or someone else entirely leading the offense from under center.

And he’s already earned it, if the second leg of Kamara’s Saints career resembles the first part. Just 25 years old, Kamara has already tied the sixth-most touchdown runs (27) in Saints history, while ranking twelfth in total rushing yards (2,408). He’s also climbing the list of career receiving leaders in yards (2,068) and touchdown catches (10). If he keeps it up, there’s no telling just how high he might soar.

Someday we’ll find out, once pens are put to paper on this contract extension.

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