Panthers extend wide receiver DJ Moore’s contract worth $73 million, reports say

CHARLOTTE — The Panthers have agreed to a new four-year contract with wide receiver DJ Moore, the team announced Friday.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth $61.9 million with $41.6 million in guarantees.

Moore was a first-round pick in 2018 and was under the fifth-year option of his rookie deal $11.116 million guaranteed.

In all, Moore is under contract through 2025 and will get paid $73 million.

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Moore has 301 catches for 4,313 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career, the Panthers stated.

In each of the last three seasons, Moore topped 1,100 yards.

In addition to Moore’s stellar catches last year, head coach Matt Rhule raved about a downfield block the wide receiver made for a teammate in Dallas.

“I was inspired watching DJ Moore sprinting, running 4.3 down the right sideline to maybe go, probably not, but to maybe go make a block to spring Brandon Zylstra,” Rhule said after the game. “When your best players play that hard, you’re always going to have a chance.”

Moore was also a nominee for the team’s 2021 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, which recognized his community service as well as his excellence on the field.

(The Carolina Panthers contributed to this article)

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