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Terron Armstead Makes Free Agency Decision: Fans React

Saints tackle Terron Armstead.

FOXBOROUGH, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead (72) during a game between the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints on September 26, 2021 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Former New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead has made his free agency decision, signing a five-year, $87.5 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.

$47.37 million of his new deal is guaranteed money, per ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

The NFL world took to Twitter to react to this big-time free agency news for the three-time Pro Bowler. Many seem to feel the signing was great news for both parties. "I'm a big fan of this signing! If he's able to stay healthy, he'll be a cornerstone of that OL for a long time!" one fan wrote. "Get your money @T_Armstead72! Thank you for all the years, much love and much respect to you big dawg," another said.

If Armstead is able to stay healthy throughout the 2022 season, he should be an excellent addition to a Miami offensive line that recorded the league’s worst pass-block rate (46.6%) and gave up 40 sacks this past season, per NFL Next Gen stats.

Armstead has yet to notch a full season in his nine-year NFL career. But when healthy, he's proven himself as one of the best tackles in the league.

Armstead was in and out of the Saints’ lineup this past season as he dealt with nagging knee issues. Though he missed the final four games of the 2021 season and underwent surgery in January, the soon-to-be 31 year old is reportedly making solid progress and could return in time for training camp this year.

What do you think of this free agency signing?