Rookie Devon Witherspoon finally signed a contract with Seattle

Holdout is over: The #Seahawks and first-round CB Devon Witherspoon have agreed to terms on his four year, $31.86M fully guaranteed deal that includes a $20.2M signing bonus, source said. The No. 5 pick is the last first-rounder to get done.

Along with Witherspoon, the Seahawks took Ohio State WR Jaxson Smith-Njigba with the 20th overall pick. That was Seattle’s own pick in the 2023 Draft. They were able to select Witherspoon’s Top 5 because they had the Denver Bronco’s 2023 first-round pick. Part of the package deal they got when they traded QB Russell Wilson. Now that Witherspoon is signed, he joins an already talented Seahawks secondary at training camp. منبع:

NFL insiders Jordan Schultz reported that the rookie CB signed a four-year, $31.9 million deal. All that money is fully guaranteed to Witherspoon. The holdup was a $20.2 million signing bonus, but the final hurdle was cleared and they reached an agreement. At Illinois last season, Witherspoon was a consensus All-American.

Devon Witherspoon has finally signed his rookie deal with the Seattle Seahawks

With Pete Carroll as head coach and John Schneider as general manager, the Seahawks had previously not taken a CB with a first or second-round pick. That changed this season when the Seahawks used their fifth overall pick to select Devon Witherspoon. In 12 games with Illinois last season, Witherspoon had 14 pass breakups, 41 tackles, and three interceptions.