The Cleveland Browns defense has been nothing short of spectacular this season.
And while their defensive front should obviously get most of the credit for that, their secondary has also been quite solid.
That’s why it wasn’t much of a surprise to see the team reach an agreement on a contract extension with star safety Grant Delpit.
The team and Delpit signed a three-year extension worth $36 million shortly before their 31-27 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports.
With that in mind, HC Kevin Stefanski talked to Scott Petrak about how happy he was for Delpit,stating that he’s a big part of their success because of his physicality, adding that he’s just going to keep getting better and better.
#Browns coach Kevin Stefanski on contract extension for S Grant Delpit: Grant is a huge part of what we do. Physical, how he plays game fits who we are. Happy for him, happy for us. He's young, he's only going to get better.
— Scott Petrak ct (@ScottPetrak) December 11, 2023
Delpit entered the league in 2020 as a second-round pick, but he missed his entire rookie season with a torn Achilles.
He made 15 appearances (seven starts) in 2021 and has started 28 of 29 games for the Browns in the past couple of seasons.
Throughout the course of this campaign, the LSU standout has logged a whopping 74 tackles to go along with one fumble recovery, one pick, and half a sack.
Per his career, he’s recorded 245 tackles, six interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and 1.5 sacks.
And with the Browns suffering even more tough losses to the offense, they’ll continue to rely heavily on the other side of the field to get the job done, which is why Delpit will need to prove that he was worthy of that money on every snap going forward.