Justin Houston signs richest LB contract in NFL history

Justin Houston just became the richest linebacker in NFL history.
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By Jesse Reed

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston has reportedly signed the richest contract of any linebacker in NFL history.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter, as always, provides the scoop:

The guaranteed money portion of the deal is the most noteworthy, and the gaudy amount is sure to make receivers Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant jealous.

Houston is undoubtedly one of the most feared pass-rushers in the league. With 48.5 career sacks in four seasons, including an astounding 22 last year, he’s worth every penny if he can continue terrorizing opposing quarterbacks at the same rate going forward.

The monster deal certainly sets a precedent, too.

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