The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Brandon Linder worth $51.7 million. Linder's deal will include $24 million in guaranteed money.

The extension makes Linder the highest-paid center in NFL history.

"It means the world to me," Linder said in a statement. "I'd love to play here my whole career. I fell in love with this city and we have big things coming, changing the culture, and now we start tomorrow for training camp. I couldn't think of a better place to play my career."

Linder was the No. 5 center for Pro Football Focus last season. Linder moved from guard to center in 2016.