Baker is one of the Dolphins’ defensive leaders and brings energy on and off the pitch. He specializes in passing coverage and has helped the Dolphins go from worst scoring defense (30.9 points per game allowed) in 2019 to fifth scoring defense (21.1) in 2020.
A third-round pick in 2018, Baker was nearing the final year of his rookie contract. He was asked last week about his pending free agency and where he saw Miami in the photo. It was a foreshadowing of this agreement.
“I want to play here for the rest of my career. I like it here. I love the fans. I like the organization. I love everyone here, ”said Baker. “Yes, I definitely see myself playing here for a long time. “
Baker, 24, is making his wish come true as he must now stay in Miami for the next four seasons.
Now eyes are on another of the Dolphins’ 2018 draft picks and 2022 waiting free agent tight end Mike Gesicki for a potential overtime.
Baker posted a career-high seven sacks and seven tackles for a loss last season in a new hybrid linebacker role. He’s also eclipsed 100 tackles (112) for the second straight season and has yet to miss a game of his NFL career.