Agent: Raiders to sign DT Christian Wilkins to 4-year, $110M deal

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Free agent defensive tackle Christian Wilkins is signing a four-year, $110 million base value deal that includes $84.75 million guaranteed with the Las Vegas Raiders, agent David Mulugheta told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.

Wilkins, a first-round pick in 2019, cemented himself as a starter during his rookie season with the Miami Dolphins and started 77 games during his first five seasons.

In 2022, he made 98 tackles to set a single-season NFL record for a defensive tackle. Since entering the league, Wilkins, 28, has been one of the best run-stoppers in the league at his position, and his 39% run stop win rate since 2019 ranks eighth among qualified defensive tackles.

Wilkins and the Dolphins were unable to reach an agreement on a contract extension during the 2022 offseason. The main critique at the time was his lack of success as a pass-rusher (11.5 sacks) compared to other top players at his position.

He fixed that in 2023, tallying a career-high nine sacks, which was fourth in the league among defensive tackles and trailed only Bradley Chubb and fellow DT Zach Sieler for the team lead.

Overall, Wilkins had 355 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries, an interception and two defensive touchdowns with the Dolphins.

ESPN's Marcel Louis-Jacques contributed to this report.

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