The Los Angeles Rams and NFLPA will host their first ever offseason game in 2019.
The Rams and the NFLPA announced Friday they have agreed to a three-year, $6 million contract extension, which will pay players $10 million in 2019, $11.5 million in 2020 and $12.5 in 2021.
The deal was finalized before the NFL’s draft on Friday.
The Rams were expected to announce the extension before the draft.
The contract, which is guaranteed for injury only, will pay the Rams $1.5 billion in total for the five-year span.
The NFL has a total of $1 billion in guaranteed money tied up in the Rams and other NFL teams, according to NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith.
The $10.5-million signing bonus will be shared with the players, and the team will pay $500,000 in 2018-19 and $600,000 each of 2019-20 and 2020-21.
The first game for the Rams will be a preseason preseason game against the Cleveland Browns on Aug. 8.
The league’s first preseason game will be in Chicago, Sept. 2.