The New York Jets locked up a key member of their defensive secondary on Wednesday, agreeing to a five-year contract extension with safety Kerry Rhodes.
The extension is worth $33.5 million, including $20 million in guaranteed money, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter. Rhodes had one year remaining on his contract.
Rhodes has been a starter for the Jets since he was chosen in the fourth round (123rd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He started all 16 games for the third consecutive season in 2007, recording 67 total tackles and setting career-bests in passes defended (10) and interceptions (five).
In three NFL seasons, Rhodes has 270 total tackles, 24 passes defended and 10 interceptions.