There won’t be any drama this season with the Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft choice. The team announced that they have come to terms with WR Jonathan Baldwin, the No. 26 overall selection in April’s draft.
Heading into the first practice of training camp in St. Joseph on Friday afternoon, only third-rounder Justin Houston remained unsigned by GM Scott Pioli and the Chiefs. Expect that deal to get done shortly, with the new CBA providing much less wiggle room for rookie contracts.
Since Baldwin was taken in the first round, his contract is four years with an option for a fifth. The rest of the league’s draft picks will get four year deals with no option.
Aaron Wilson reports the contract has a total value of $7.55 million with a $3.99 million bonus.
To get off on the right foot with his new head coach, Baldwin really only need to do two things out of the gate: show up and be in shape. Now that we know he’ll be at Missouri Western State University this weekend, we just have to see if he will be in good enough shape for Todd Haley.