Coming into his sixth season in the NFL, wide receiver Doug Baldwin and the Seattle Seahawks have reached an agreement that guarantees Baldwin $46 million.
The new contract which includes $11.5 million a season with $24 million guaranteed, will keep him in Seattle until 2020 and is a pretty nice pay raise from his previous three-year $13 million contract.
Baldwin, who entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted free agent out of Stanford is now amongst one of the top paid receivers in the league after signing his most recent contract Tuesday. Baldwin, who helped the Seahawks to two Super Bowl appearances, is also one of the league’s best pass catchers and efficient slot receivers bringing in 47 catches for 724 yards last season alone, with eleven touchdowns in the final six regular season games.
With the new average per year in all this new money, this contract will make Baldwin the third-highest-paid Seahawk on an annual basis behind none other than Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman. He is also the eighth-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL when it comes to total compensation.
Baldwin joins a cluster of outstanding players returning to the field this fall including Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, K.J. Wright, Jermaine Kearse and many more are signed through 2018 along with Thomas Rawls, Tyler Lockett, Michael Bennett, and Kam Chancellor who are all signed through 2017.
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