Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham turned down an offer to become Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator late Wednesday night, informing coach Dan Mullen he plans to stay in Gainesville at least another year.
He's got hefty financial incentive to do so.
Grantham was given a contract extension and a raise, according to a copy of his new agreement obtained by Swamp247 through an open records request. The Florida defensive coordinator is now set to make $1.8 million per year and the new deal he officially inked on Jan. 14 will run through the 2021 season.
That's a formidable contract offer, making Grantham one of the five highest-paid defensive coordinators in college football on a three-year deal.
That he'll be staying in Gainesville at least another year is certainly good news for the Gators. They may not have him for long, with Grantham's eyes on a Division I head coaching job or a return to the NFL ranks, but they'll have him long enough to continue to illustrate Mullen's vision for the program.