His job is to protect the blind side of the most valuable player on the roster and now Nate Solder will continue that work for two more years after signing an extension.The New England Patriots left guard has protected Tom Brady since 2012, a year after the Pats made him their number one overall pick out of the University of Colorado.

Solder's extension is said to be fr two years at just over 20 million dollars. The deal makes him the 5th highest paid player in that position and prevents him form becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Below are the contracts for left tackles in the NFL this season.

Left Tackle Contracts

Player Team

Total
Value

Avg./Year

Free
Agency

Trent Williams Redskins $66,000,000 $13,200,000 2021 UFA
Tyron Smith Cowboys $97,600,000 $12,200,000 2024 UFA
Joe Thomas Browns $80,500,000 $11,500,000 2019 UFA
Ryan Clady Broncos $52,500,000 $10,500,000 2018 UFA
Nate Solder Patriots $20,062,000 $10,031,000 2018 UFA
D’Brickashaw Ferguson Jets $60,000,000 $10,000,000 2018 UFA
Andrew Whitworth Bengals $19,525,000 $9,762,500 2016 UFA
Jason Peters Eagles $38,300,000 $9,575,000 2019 UFA
Branden Albert Dolphins $47,000,000 $9,400,000 2019 UFA
Duane Brown Texans $53,400,000 $8,900,000 2019 UFA
Jake Long Rams $34,000,000 $8,500,000 2015 SFA
Russell Okung Seahawks $48,500,000 $8,083,333 2016 UFA
William Beatty Giants $37,500,000 $7,500,000 2018 UFA
Eugene Monroe Ravens $37,500,000 $7,500,000 2019 UFA
Joe Staley 49ers $44,650,000 $7,441,667 2020 UFA
Jermon Bushrod Bears $35,965,000 $7,193,000 2018 UFA
Jared Veldheer Cardinals $35,750,000 $7,150,000 2019 UFA
King Dunlap Chargers $28,000,000 $7,000,000 2019 UFA
Sam Baker Falcons $41,100,000 $6,850,000 2015 SFA
Eric Fisher Chiefs $22,190,498 $5,547,625 2017 UFA
Greg Robinson Rams $21,284,098 $5,321,025 2018 OFA
Luke Joeckel Jaguars $21,201,598 $5,300,400 2017 UFA
Lane Johnson Eagles $19,853,104 $4,963,276 2017 UFA
Matt Kalil Vikings $19,770,598 $4,942,650 2017 UFA
Donald Penn Raiders $9,600,000 $4,800,000 2016 UFA
Joe Reitz Colts $8,000,000 $2,666,667 2018 UFA
Ja’Wuan James Dolphins $8,428,398 $2,107,100 2018 OFA
Anthony Castonzo Colts $8,001,096 $2,000,274 2016 UFA
Nate Garner Dolphins $4,875,000 $1,625,000 2015 SFA
Michael Harris Vikings $1,542,000 $1,542,000 2016 UFA
Nate Chandler Panthers $4,550,000 $1,516,667 2018 UFA
Marshall Newhouse Giants $3,000,000 $1,500,000 2017 UFA
Jason Fox Dolphins $2,500,000 $1,250,000 2017 UFA
Cordy Glenn Bills $4,865,180 $1,216,295 2016 UFA
Menelik Watson Raiders $4,794,852 $1,198,713 2017 UFA
Will Yeatman Texans $1,900,000 $950,000 2015 SFA
Ryan Harris Broncos $920,000 $920,000 2016 UFA
Jamon Brown Rams $3,250,974 $812,744 2019 UFA
Oniel Cousins Buccaneers $795,000 $795,000 2015 UFA
Billy Turner Dolphins $3,146,500 $786,625 2018 UFA
Ben Ijalana Jets $760,000 $760,000 2016 UFA
J’Marcus Webb Raiders $745,000 $745,000 2016 UFA
Bryce Harris Falcons $720,000 $720,000 2016 UFA
Terron Armstead Saints $2,867,436 $716,859 2017 UFA
Donald Stephenson Chiefs $2,812,500 $703,125 2016 UFA
Chris Hairston Chargers $685,000 $685,000 2016 UFA
Lamar Holmes Falcons $2,633,600 $658,400 2016 UFA
David Bakhtiari Packers $2,615,400 $653,850 2017 UFA
Tayo Fabuluje Bears $2,411,364 $602,841 2019 UFA
Tyrus Thompson Vikings $2,408,808 $602,202 2019 UFA
Anthony Morris Raiders $2,359,496 $589,874 2019 UFA
Darrion Weems Cowboys $585,000 $585,000 2016 RFA
Matt McCants Raiders $585,000 $585,000 2016 RFA
Corey Robinson Lions $2,337,908 $584,477 2019 UFA
Jordan Mills Cowboys $2,324,800 $581,200 2017 UFA
Garrett Scott Seahawks $2,321,672 $580,418 2015 SFA
David Quessenberry Texans $2,273,452 $568,363 2017 UFA
Ryan Miller Cowboys $1,110,000 $555,000 2017 ERFA
Michael Bowie Browns $2,205,896 $551,474 2017 UFA
Tyreek Burwell Chargers $1,585,000 $528,333 2018 RFA
Darrell Williams Rams $1,582,500 $527,500 2018 RFA
Mike McFarland Texans $1,580,000 $526,667 2018 RFA
Kendall Lamm Texans $1,577,000 $525,667 2018 RFA
Brent Qvale Jets $1,575,000 $525,000 2018 RFA
Reshod Fortenberry Cowboys $1,575,000 $525,000 2018 RFA
Cornelius Lucas Lions $1,550,000 $516,667 2017 RFA
Garry Gilliam Seahawks $1,542,000 $514,000 2017 RFA
Josh Wells Jaguars $1,533,000 $511,000 2017 RFA
James Hurst Ravens $1,530,000 $510,000 2017 RFA
Jeremiah Sirles Vikings $1,530,000 $510,000 2017 ERFA
LaAdrian Waddle Lions $1,495,000 $498,333 2016 RFA
Alvin Bailey Seahawks $1,491,000 $497,000 2016 RFA
Matt Tobin Eagles $1,490,000 $496,667 2016 RFA
Ryan Schraeder Falcons $1,487,000 $495,667 2016 RFA
Jason Weaver Bears $960,000 $480,000 2017 ERFA
John Fullington Cardinals $960,000 $480,000 2017 ERFA
Curtis Feigt Chiefs $960,000 $480,000 2017 ERFA
R.J. Dill Cowboys $960,000 $480,000 2017 ERFA
Jeff Adams Texans $930,000 $465,000 2016 ERFA
Jordan Devey 49ers $930,000 $465,000 2016 ERFA
Carter Bykowski Vikings $930,000 $465,000 2016 ERFA
Mitchell Van Dyk Steelers $435,000 $435,000 2016 ERFA
Tavon Rooks Chiefs $435,000 $435,000 2016 ERFA
Kelvin Palmer Steelers $435,000 $435,000 2016 ERFA
Davonte Wallace Panthers $435,000 $435,000 2016 ERFA