Longtime NFL veteran safety Tre Boston signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. The deal carries with it $9.5 million in guarantees and keeps him with the organization until 2023. Boston, a North Carolina product, spent the 2019 season with the Carolina Panthers but has also played for the Los Angeles Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals.
Safety Tre Boston stays with the Panthers on a 3-year deal worth $18M with $9.5m in year one, per @RosenhausSports.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
Tre Boston, Carolina Panthers, Agree to Contract
Tre Boston returned to where it all began in 2019. After spending two seasons away from Carolina, the 27-year old safety returned to his former team and started all 16 games. During his time on the field, Boston recorded three interceptions, 11 passes defended, 68 tackles, one tackle-for-loss, and one quarterback hit. According to Pro Football Focus, Boston finished the season as the 13th-best safety in the league.
Boston initially entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Selected by the Carolina Panthers, Boston appeared in 11 games as a rookie, making five starts. While on the field, the rookie recorded one interception and returned it for a pick-six. Additionally, he broke up another three passes while adding 26 tackles and one tackle-for-loss.
The Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl in 2015 with Boston playing more of a reserve role. The North Carolina product appeared in all 16 games, but only made one start. Boston didn’t register a single interception or pass breakup, although he still managed to record 29 tackles. Boston returned to playing a prominent role in 2016, recording 53 tackles, two interceptions, and seven interceptions.
The safety then moved on to the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017, recording a career-high five interceptions, eight passes defended, and 79 tackles while starting 15 games. The former North Carolina product joined the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 and started 14 games while recording three interceptions, nine passes defended, and 79 tackles.
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