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Tre’Davious White’s $70 Million Contract Extension Set His Family up for a Bright Future

Tre’Davious White recently made a big step in his career when he signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills.

The Pro Bowler deserved the contract extension, and he is glad to be in a position where he can take care of his family.

Tre’Davious White has become one of the top cornerbacks in the league

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Before White entered the NFL, he enjoyed a successful college career at LSU. During his freshman year in 2013, he played in 13 games and started 11 of them. That season he finished with 55 tackles and two interceptions. He continued to play at a high level during his time at LSU. White was a second-team All-SEC selection his junior year. As a senior, White was a consensus All-American and was a first-team All-SEC selection. 

Going into the 2017 NFL draft, he was one of the top cornerbacks in the draft class. The Buffalo Bills selected him with the 27th overall pick. When he joined the Bills, he was immediately put into the starting lineup. In his NFL debut against the New York Jets, he recorded four solo tackles and two pass deflections. White had a lot of success during his rookie season. He finished the season with 69 combined tackles, 18 pass deflections, and four interceptions. 

White was a finalist for the 2017 Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and he helped the Bills reach the playoffs for the first time since 1999. He recorded a tackle and a pass deflection in his playoff debut as the Bills lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 10-3. 

The last two seasons, White has been a bright spot for the Bills

After an impressive rookie season, White continued to play at a high level over the next two seasons. In 2018, White finished the season with 54 combined tackles and two interceptions. White helped the Bills become the No. 1 ranked pass defense in the league. 

The 2019 season was a big year for White. He made big-time plays during the regular season that put the Bills in good positions to win games. In December of 2019, it was announced that White was invited to his first Pro Bowl of his career. White was the co-leader in interceptions with six, and he did not allow a single touchdown reception by opponents throughout the season. 

Tre’Davious White grateful to be in a position to take care of his family

The Bills exercised the fifth-year option on White’s contract in April of 2020. On Sep. 5, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $70 million and $55 of that guaranteed after his original rookie contract runs up. White is now the highest-paid cornerback in the league, and he will be with the Bills through 2025.

After finalizing the deal, White talked about how he’ll be able to put his family in a good position from the money from his contract extension. “I knew that I could retire my parents and they’ll never have to worry about anything,” White said in a video. Some professional athletes dream of taking care of their families when they make it, and for White, he’s now in a position to do so, and his hard work is starting to pay off.