Darius Slay is now a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.
It did not take long for Slay to get his wish.
Slay rant the final straw?
Rumors have been circulating about the Lions shopping Slay in the open market for over a year now.
During that time, Slay indicated that he would like to get a long term deal done and stay with the Lions.
Obviously, his attitude went back to the sour side following the news that Detroit added Trufant to their roster.
Nevertheless, you have to believe that Slay wanted out of Motown for some time, no matter how much he says he didn’t.
When you rip the origination that is your current employer, it is time to part ways — and that is what happened.
The Lions drafted Slay out of Mississippi State back in 2013, and it did not take long for him to become a fan favorite.
While many will be sad to see him go, it was painfully evident that he wanted out of Detroit. The Lions were not going to pay him the amount of money he wanted in his next contract.
The Eagles ended up paying Slay what he wanted, and now No. 23 is the top paid defensive back in the game.
Darius Slay net worth 2020
So just how much is Darius Slay worth heading into the 2020 NFL season?
Before Slay was traded to Philly, his estimated income from football earnings was just under $44 million.
Spotrac has Slay’s total earnings in Detroit listed at $43,939,394. That figure doesn’t include endorsements, which Slay had several of while he was with the Lions.
His new deal should help him flirt with career earnings that would put him over the $100 million mark.
Adam Schefter tweeted out on Thursday morning that Slay’s new deal is for a 3-year, $50 million extension, which includes $30 million guaranteed.
The deal after the deal: the Eagles and new CB Darius Slay reached agreement on a 3-year, $50 million extension that includes $30 million guaranteed, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2020
With that figure (the total of $50 million), Slay’s total earnings from football would put him right around $93 million.
With the $30 million guaranteed, Slay’s total income should be right around $73 million in 2020.
Add in endorsements and possible built-in performance bonuses, when all is said and done, if Slay finishes out his four year deal with the Eagles, he should clear the $100 million mark.