Romeo Okwara, one of the few bright spots on the Lions’ defense in 2020, has re-signed with Detroit. His deal is worth a reported $39 million over three years.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Monday afternoon, after the legal tampering window officially opened.
The #Lions and pass-rusher Romeo Okwara are staying together, as Okwara has agreed to a 3-year deal worth $39M, source said. After a career year with 10 sacks, Okwara wants to make Detroit his home.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2021
Okwara had 10 sacks in 2020, which is 2.5 better than his career high, achieved during his sophomore season in 2017 with the New York Giants. He also forced three fumbles last season and managed to achieve all of this in only nine starts.
His has been up and down throughout his career, but Okwara has obviously found a second gear if 2020 is to be an indicator of things to come. His big deal was well earned and he may just become a focal point of a rebuilding Lions team.
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