Three more contracts down, two to go.
Yesterday, four out of nine rookies signed their contracts with the Philadelphia Eagles. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith signed a four-year deal worth $20.1 million. That money is fully guaranteed and comes with a fifth-year option.
Today, three more contracts were finished, officially adding seven new players to the roster.
EAGLES ROOKIE CONTRACTS
Tuipulotu was the second defensive tackle selected by Philadelphia in the 2021 NFL Draft. Selected at No. 189 overall, he played in six total games during the 2020 season at the University of South Carolina. Tuipulotu finished that year with 23 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, and two sacks.
- 2021: 708,978
- 2022: $873,978
- 2023: $988,978
- 2024: $1,103,978
A defensive end from Coastal Carolina, Jackson is on the smaller end, measuring 6-foot-2, 254 pounds. But if Philadelphia has learned anything thus far, it’s that size doesn’t really matter.
After suffering two season-ending injuries early on, he finished his collegiate career with 172 total tackles and 21.5 sacks. He was named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Conference, and first-team All-American in 2020.
Jackson was selected in the sixth round, No. 191 overall.
- 2021: $707,439
- 2022: $872,439
- 2023: $987,439
- 2024: $1,102,439
Johnson was the fourth consecutive defender selected by Philadelphia in the 2021 NFL Draft. His selection came in the last round, No. 234 overall.
Johnson led his team in sacks in 2018 and 2019 and was named second-team All-AAC both years. The following season, he played nine games but finished with 36 tackles, 11.5 tackles for a loss, and seven sacks.
Though he played at Tulane as an edge, Johnson has been listed as a linebacker for Philadelphia.
- 2021: $686,486
- 2022: $851,468
- 2023: $966,468
- 2024: $1,081,468
TWO MORE ROOKIES REMAIN
Tuipulotu, Jackson, and Johnson will not count towards the Eagles’ salary cap, as the three of them will not make the top-51 cut.
Only two more contracts remain for the 2021 Philadelphia draft class — Landon Dickerson and JaCoby Stevens. However, unlike the aforementioned players, Dickerson will count towards the salary cap along with Smith and Williams.