NFL News: Robert Griffin III signs Redskins’ Deal; Richardson Next?

Second overall draft pick RGIII signed his deal with the Redskins this morning, becoming the first of the top picks to come to terms-

“…it’s a four-year, fully-guaranteed contract with no offset language. The contract has a value of $21,119,098, including a $13,799,344 signing bonus.

Per a source with knowledge of the deal, the base salaries are $390,000 in 2012, $1.34 million in 2013, $2.30 million in 2014, and $3.26 million in 2015.

The contract also includes, per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, an option for a fifth year. For the first 10 players taken in the draft, the team can retain the player for a fifth year at the transition tag number for his position. For Griffin, that means the average of the 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in 2015.”

This could easily be the first domino that starts a chain reaction of top ten picks signing, including the number three overall pick- Browns RB Trent Richardson.

[Related: RG3’s deal shows the way for the Browns and Trent Richardson]


  • maxfnmloans

    Let’s hope so. Love to get the first rounders in on time so “missing part of camp” isn’t an available excuse. You’re next, Weeds. Get it done on time, Browns.

  • ginnitti

    Found full details for the Griffin contract here http://www.spotrac.com/nfl/washington-redskins/robert-griffin-iii/

  • Natedawg86

    Weeds and Richardson!

  • Tron

    Not T. Rich related but Browns related, any news on TJ Wards night club scuffle and pepper spraying?

  • Natedawg86

    Why did it take so long if it was within 1% different from last year? Thats ridiculous!