The Miami Dolphins have agreed to terms on a three year deal with free agent wide receiver Albert Wilson. The deal is reportedly worth $24 million. Additionally, former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson is signing with Washington for five years and up to $40 million, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.
These moves come a week after the San Francisco 49ers inked Marquise Goodwin to a three-year contract extension. The deal was reported as being worth $20.3 million, with $10 million in guarantees. The NFLPA has processed his contract and posted the base salaries for the deal. Goodwin is set to earn $2.95 million in 2019, $3.95 million in 2020, and $5.3 million in 2021. His 2018 base salary remains $1.45 million from the contract he signed last offseason.
We don’t have details on bonus money, but Jason Hurley took a look at what the deal might possibly look like based on how the 49ers official cap space number changed.
Some details on Goodwin's 3yr extension, base salaries are $2.95M(2019), $3.95M(2020), & $5.3M(2021), a total of $12.2M in new money, still waiting on full terms.— Jason Hurley (@Jay_AB81) March 13, 2018
It also appears the 49ers cap room went down by $3.025M, but they added a player to the list of guys under contract, most likely Mostert's ERFA tender, and he should be replacing a player making $555K.— Jason Hurley (@Jay_AB81) March 13, 2018
If the $2.875M($150k less due to top 51), Goodwin's cap number should be $5.625M for 2018. Not sure if the $2.875M is all a GTD roster bonus, but I'm betting most of it is, and then in the future he has per game RBs and $50K workout bonuses. 2018 base should be GTD now.— Jason Hurley (@Jay_AB81) March 13, 2018
I'd also imagine 2019 is GTD in some way, either fully, or for injury, and then fully on April 1, 2019. That would bring the GTD amount up to $7.275M(if the $2.875M is a GTD roster bonus). Hope to know more later today.— Jason Hurley (@Jay_AB81) March 13, 2018
Richardson is a different kind of receiver than Wilson and Goodwin, but I am still intrigued by the numbers given their various performances of late. This past season was Richardson’s fourth year in the NFL, and he had career highs in receptions (44), yards (703), and touchdowns (6). This was also Wilson’s fourth year in the NFL, and he too had career highs in receptions (42), yards (554), and touchdowns (3).
By comparison, this marked Goodwin’s fifth year in the NFL. Last year, he signed a two-year $6 million deal, and then went out and put up career highs in receptions (56) and yards (962). He took a big step forward with a sizable opportunity, and the value the 49ers getting appears to face exceed what Washington and Miami are getting with Richardson and Wilson. That’s not to say either won’t break out in 2018, and Goodwin very well could regress next season. That being said, for the time being, Goodwin is appearing to be the best value of the three.