The NFC West has another wide receiver locked up for the next few years. The Seattle Seahawks have signed Doug Baldwin to a four-year extension, with Adam Schefter and Mike Garafolo reported it is worth over $11 million per year. We know it won’t be a fully guaranteed $44 million or more, but I’m sure Baldwin did well for himself.
We’ll likely find out full numbers in the coming weeks, but in the meantime, I thought I would look at some wide receiver contracts at Over The Cap. Garafolo is reporting the deal is worth $11.5 million per year, which would come out to a $46 million deal. The closest comp would be Keenan Allen’s contract. The Chargers receiver signed a four-year $45 million extension three weeks ago. My guess is this spurred the Seahawks and Baldwin to get a deal done. Allen’s deal included $20.656 million in fully guaranteed money, including a $9.5 million signing bonus. It also includes $9.5 million in roster bonuses split between 2016 and 2017.
Baldwin led the Seahawks last season with 78 receptions for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jermaine Kearse was the No. 2 receiver with 49 receptions for 685 yards and five touchdowns. The team will look for second round pick Paul Richardson to emerge after two fairly lost seasons due to injuries.