DeVonta Smith, Eagles Reportedly Conform to 4-Year, $20.1 Million Rookie Contract
Gregory Shamus/Getty Photos
The Philadelphia Eagles and big receiver DeVonta Smith agreed to a four-year, $20.1 million rookie-scale contract on Thursday, in accordance to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.
Smith's wage is fully guaranteed over the course of the contract and springs with a $12 million signing bonus.
The Eagles traded up to the No. 10 general steal to develop the worn Alabama star, who turned into the fourth large receiver to grasp the Heisman Trophy in 2020. Smith recorded 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns on 117 receptions whereas serving as one among essentially the most dynamic receivers in football closing season, highlighted by a 215-yard, three-touchdown effort within the Crimson Tide's nationwide title victory over Ohio Notify.
The Eagles' quantity of Smith reunites him with quarterback Jalen Hurts, who conducted at Alabama from 2016 to 2018 sooner than transferring to Oklahoma.
"Jalen, that's my guy," Smith rapid newshounds. "Even when I turned into as soon as a recruit, he turned into as soon as the actual person searching to derive me to reach support to Alabama. That's my guy. I possess a noteworthy relationship [with him], and I'm ready to work."
Smith credited Hurts for serving to him compose the next working out of the game and said he hopes the chemistry they had at Alabama translates to the next level. The Eagles are within the guts of a roster retooling after jettisoning several excessive-profile veterans this offseason, along with quarterback Carson Wentz.
Hurts will grasp over as the fats-time starter after starting up four video games as a rookie in 2020.
Smith's ability to translate his production to the next level might be paramount within the Eagles deciding whether Hurts might be their prolonged-term answer under heart.