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Ramczyk extends contract with New Orleans Saints

Ashley Lideau

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Tackle Ryan Ramczyk signs a five-year contract extension with New Orleans Saints, staying through the 2026 season. This will give him a total contract of six years beginning last year with the Saints.

The $96 million contract takes Ramzcyk as the highest-paid in the position. Ramzcyk set a steady position as a right tackle after playing three of his four games at left tackle in 2017. He was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team in three consecutive years and the PWFA All-Rookie Team, playing 59 contests and 7 postseason contests as a right tackle.

After tackle William Roaf, Ramzcyk is the second Saints to be named AP All-Pro three times, joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ramzcyk entered the NFL in 2017 and has maintained the Saints to get the fewest sacks allowed in the league. In 2020, Ramczyk has played a playoff contest, blocked the leading unit in NFL with 30 quick touchdowns and ranked sixth in total rushing yards (2,265) and rushing yards per game (141.6)—all in 16 regular NFL season games.

The Saints will keep him paired with three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Terron Armstead. While Drew Brees stepped back as a quarterback, there’s a possibility of Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill or Ian Book filling the position—supported by one of the best tackle tandem in the NFL, Ramzcyk and Armstead.

Tackle Ramzcyk transferred from Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2015 and then came into the NFL. He made the rank onto the season’s top run blocker among FBS tackles by Pro Football Focus. With this contract, the 27-year-old player will continue to protect New Orleans’s quarterbacks and creating space for running back.

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