Detroit Lions ink safety Glover Quin to a two-year extension
Entering the last year of his current contract, Detroit Lions’ safety Glover Quin signs a two-year extension to remain in the Motor City through 2019.
The Detroit Lions took a major step in solidifying their defensive secondary on Sunday, signing veteran safety Glover Quin to a two-year extension worth a reported $13 million.
A fourth round selection out of New Mexico in 2009, Quin played his first four seasons in the NFL with the Houston Texans. During that span, Glover started in all but four games for the Texans. In 2013, the Lions signed Quin to a five-year, $23.5 million deal.
Since joining the Lions four years ago as an unrestricted free agent, Quin has started every single game in the Motor City – becoming Detroit’s true iron man in the secondary.
In 2014, Quin was actually named to his first Pro Bowl after posting 73 total tackles, 10 pass defends and seven interceptions during the regular season. He was also named to the All-Pro second team as he was the league leader in interceptions that year.
Securing Quin for the foreseeable future insures the Lions’ have stable leadership both on-the-field and in the locker room in what has become a very young defensive squad in Detroit.
"“Glover is one of our team leaders, and throughout his career has been a consummate professional on and off the field,” Lions executive vice president and general manager Bob Quinn told the team’s official website on Sunday. “We are thrilled that he will be a Lion for the next three seasons.”"
Last year, the now 31-year old Quin recorded 68 total tackles, five pass defends, two interceptions and a forced fumble, helping to lead the Lions to their second playoff berth in three seasons.
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Glover Quin is the first of what could become an avalanche of extended contract signings for the Detroit Lions with players like quarterback Matthew Stafford, defensive end Ziggy Ansah, kicker Matt Prater and center Travis Swanson all scheduled to become free agents in 2018.