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Quenton Nelson gets four-year, $80 million extension

Mike Florio and Charean Williams have a go at predicting how they think the AFC South will fall during the 2022 NFL season as the Colts look to take the top spot in the division away from the Titans.

On the eve of the Colts’ season opener, Quenton Nelson has become the highest-paid offensive guard in football.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the Colts and Nelson have agreed to terms on a four-year, $80 million extension that includes $60 million in guarantees.

Brandon Scherff’s $16.5 million average previously topped all guards in annual average, and Joe Thuney previously had the most guaranteed money at $46.89 million.

Nelson was scheduled to make $13.75 million in 2022 on his fifth-year option.

He has made four Pro Bowls in four seasons, and last season, when he missed four games with injury, was the first he didn’t make the All-Pro team.