Despite recording just 63 catches for 771 yards and three touchdowns last season -- his lowest total in all of those categories since 2006 -- and despite the fact he'll turn 33 in November, the Falcons announced Thursday that they've agreed to terms on a contract extension for receiver Roddy White.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it will mean up to $30 million for White, including $18 million during the next two years.
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I'm told Roddy White's new contract includes 3 new years. It's a 4-year deal in total but he had 1yr left on previous deal— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 24, 2014
There's little doubt that from 2007-12, White was an elite receiver, catching at least 83 passes and recording at least 1,153 yards in every season en route to four-straight Pro Bowl appearances. But he missed three games with hamstring and ankle injuries last season, and with Julio Jones turning himself into an elite receiver, you have to wonder if White will continue to play at such a high level.
To be fair, White made 43 catches for 502 yards in the last five games of 2013.
Now, it makes sense that White will stay in Atlanta for the rest of his career.
"I want to be here, no doubt about it," White said in December, via ESPN.com. "I've spent my whole career here, and I love the organization. I love everyone in it."
White had been scheduled to make $5 million in base salary in 2014.