The Atlanta Falcons have signed safety William Moore to a five-year contract that will pay him a reported $30 million, $14 million of which is guaranteed. That value sets the early monetary bar for a deep — and soon-to-be rich — safety class that also includes Dashon Goldson, and Ed Reed.
Falcons have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with S William Moore.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2013
Moore, who was considered the top free agent safety this offseason, has played the last three seasons in Atlanta after the Falcons drafted him in the second round of the 2009 draft. In 42 career games, he has recorded 158 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 11 interceptions. Four of those picks came this past season, when the 28-year-old also logged much of that career tackle total (110) while being both efficient while creating takeaways, and supporting in run defense.
The Falcons ranked 23rd in the NFL against the pass in the 2012 season, allowing 242.4 yard per game.