DeVonta Smith Signs Rookie Contract with Eagles
DeVonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2020. That led him to being selected with the No. 10 pick the first round of the NFL Draft in April by the Philadelphia Eagles.
The potential superstar wide receiver is now officially suiting up for the team, on Thursday Smith and the Eagles made it official with his rookie contract.
According to ESPN NFL insider Jeremy Fowler, Smith is getting a 4-year, $20.1M deal with a 5th-year option. He gets a signing bonus of $12M, and that's all guaranteed
Smith finished his Alabama career with the most receiving yards (3,965) and touchdown catches (46) in SEC history.
He is expected to contribute right away all over the field for his former college teammate Jalen Hurts. It is assumed that Smith will give Hurts a threat on the outside, opposite Jalen Reagor in Philadelphia.
CBS Sports’ Jeff Kerr spoke to Smith about being reunited with Hurts.
"It would be great (to catch passes from Hurts again)," Smith told kerr. "Jalen is a very talented quarterback and I'd love to play with him. He is a competitor and going to give you a chance to win every game."
Smith was the third wide receiver taken in the 2021 draft behind JaMarr Chase of LSU and his Alabama teammate Jaylen Waddle, who went at No. 5 and 6 respectively.
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