Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks signs his rookie contract
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks officially signed first-round 2020 NFL draft pick Jordyn Brooks on Monday. So, if know Brooks, dinner is on him tonight.
Jordyn Brooks and the Seahawks agreed to a four-year deal worth up to $12.23 million on Monday. The length and amount of the deal are not surprising. The Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFLPA and the NFL slot every first-round picks amount they will receive for the rookie contracts. Still, Brooks has more money today than he did yesterday.
Included in Brooks’ contract is a signing bonus of $6.4 million that will get dispersed over the length of his rookie deal. So, in 2020, Brooks will get $1.6 million of that. Friends and family of Brooks should expect nice Christmas gifts this year (if they do not already get them) and a really good meal in the next week. I would assume anyway.
Linebacker Brooks is the third of eight of Seattle’s rookies to ink their deal so far, along with tight end Colby Parkinson and Freddie Swain. The other five will most definitely sign, there is little chance of negotiation with any NFL team, and will likely do so over the next few days. Training camp for the Seahawks begins July 28th.
Seattle will not partake in on-field activities until August 12th, however. Players first have to receive a negative on three straight COVID-19 tests.
The Seahawks salary cap, after the Brooks signing, is not assumed to be a bit over $15 million. This does not include any rookie deals other than the three that have signed. When all is done, though, Seattle should still have plenty of cap space in which to sign Jadeveon Clowney if they wish.
If Seattle does make that move, Clowney likely won’t be signed until mid-August in time for on-field activities. So 12s might just have to hold their collective breath until then.