Patriots, DT Christian Barmore agree to 4-year extension, agent says

The numbers behind Christian Barmore's contract extension (0:45)

With Christian Barmore and the Patriots agreeing to a contract extension, check out some of the defensive tackle's impressive statistics since joining the NFL. (0:45)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots and defensive tackle Christian Barmore have reached agreement on a four-year deal with a maximum value of $92 million, agent Nicole Lynn told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Barmore's deal includes $41.8 million in guaranteed money, a source told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Barmore's new deal in New England is the largest non-Tom Brady contract in Patriots franchise history.

The 6-foot-5, 315-pound Barmore was selected in the second round of the 2021 draft out of Alabama (No. 38 overall). He was entering the final year of his contract in 2024 and scheduled to earn a base salary of $1.82 million.

The four-year extension is through the 2028 season.

"Three-years ago, Christian and I sat in the greenroom at the NFL Draft on night 1 and his name was not called. He would eventually slide to round 2, and that became one of the hardest nights of my career," Lynn posted to X. "Fast forward and now he is one of the highest paid DTs. God is always faithful!"

Barmore has played in 44 NFL games (11 starts), totaling 133 tackles and 12.5 sacks.

The 2023 season was his most productive, as he totaled career highs in tackles (64) and sacks (8.5), playing in all 17 games. The pairing of Barmore and veteran nose tackle Davon Godchaux at the heart of the defense provided the Patriots a stout presence against the run with the ability to also push the pocket and generate pressure at times.

Patriots director of scouting Eliot Wolf, who is in his first season with increased responsibility that includes final personnel say, has said his goal is to become a "draft and develop" team. The agreement with Barmore continues a trend for the team this offseason.

The Patriots previously agreed to new deals with 2020 draft picks Kyle Dugger, Mike Onwenu, Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings.