Report: WR DeVonta Smith finalizes rookie contract with Eagles
The #10 overall pick in the draft has finally inked his rookie deal with the Eagles. Per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, DeVonta Smith signed a 4-year deal that includes a 5th-year option:
Tenth overall pick DeVonta Smith is finalizing a four-year, $20.1-million fully guaranteed rookie deal with the #Eagles, per source. Expected to be done today. Includes fifth-year option.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 3, 2021
In comparison, Ja’Marr Chase signed for 4-years, $30.8M with the Bengals, which includes a $20M signing bonus. Smith’s contract will come with a $12M signing bonus. The “Slim Reaper” dominated the SEC over the last 3 seasons:
- 227 receptions
- 3,835 yards
- 43 TDs
- 16.9 yards/catch
Even when Smith was surrounded by first-round talent, he was still the most targeted receiver on Alabama over Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, and Jaylen Waddle. His combination of speed, length, and agility will make him a dynamic threat in an offense yearning for explosiveness.
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Holy hell it wasn’t a dream. DeVonta Smith is an Eagle. pic.twitter.com/zfAd6qJ4xw— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) April 30, 2021