Indianapolis Colts, Darius Leonard agree to 5-year, $98.5M extension that makes him top-paid ILB

Louis Riddick outlines the risks that the Colts could face if they trade for Nick Foles following Carson Wentz's foot injury. (1:34).Riddick - If team brings in Foles (1.34), Wentz's tenure could be over.Sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter that Darius Leonard, Indianapolis Colts linebacker, has signed a $58.5 million, five-year extension. This will make him the highest-paid NFL inside linebacker.Leonard passes Fred Warner, a San Francisco 49ers linebacker who signed his new contract at the beginning of training camp. This made Warner the NFL's highest-paid interior linebacker.As the Colts secure long-term extensions for two of their players during training camp, Leonard joins Braden Smith, offensive tackle.Leonard, 26, was named a second-team All-Pro in 2020. He had 132 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries. This helped the Colts make the playoffs for the first time since their one-year absence. In 2018, he was named the Defensive Rookie Of The Year. He led the NFL in tackles with 163, and also had seven sacks.Leonard was a second-round draft pick in 2018. He has 416 tackles over three seasons, 15 career sacks, and seven interceptions.