Janoris Jenkins, Rams agree to terms on contract

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One of the more contentious contract negotiations of the 2012 draft class has come to an end.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with second-round pick Janoris Jenkins. The deal is for about $5 million with $3.1 million guaranteed — per Thomas, the highest percentage guaranteed to any second rounder — to the cornerback whose off-field red flags helped make the process more difficult than it has been for most of this year’s rookies.

At different times during the process, the Rams and Jenkins battled over the team’s desire to have Jenkins work with a particular financial advisor and a proposed bonus structure that would split Jenkins’ signing bonus over four years to minimize risk to the Rams. Full financial details are forthcoming so we don’t yet know what, if any, protections the Rams and Jenkins agreed to include in the deal.

Jenkins was widely viewed as a first-round talent, but fell to the Rams with the 39th pick thanks to the combination of marijuana arrests in college and four children with three different women. That makes him a high-risk, high-reward player for St. Louis, who would love to see him grab the starting job opposite from Cortland Finnegan as soon as possible. That’s only possible if Jenkins is able to stay on the field and that’s a pretty big if based on Jenkins’ history.

16 responses to “Janoris Jenkins, Rams agree to terms on contract

  1. “Jenkins was widely viewed as a first-round talent, but fell to the Rams with the 39th pick thanks to the combination of marijuana arrests in college and four children with three different women.”

    You’ll be sooooorrrrrrryyyyy…………….

  2. “The deal is for about $5 million with $3.1 million guaranteed — per Thomas, the highest percentage guaranteed to any second rounder”

    Wrong!

    The Browns took Josh Gordon in the Supplemental with a 2nd rounder and gave him a contract with $3.8 million guaranteed.

  3. 4 kids from 3 different women? Who knows the personal reasons behind that, but they tend to be not good.
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    I’m guessing they seemed like pretty good reasons at the time!

  4. He didnt get the highest guaranteed money of the second round but the highest percentage of the overall contract guaranteed. Over 60% of his total contract is guaranteed he got what 5mil with over 3 guaranteed. So not highest amount but highest % of overall which really dont know why that is noteworthy.

  5. Two true sayings spring to mind: ” A fool and his money are soon parted ” and, as for the contract, “The devil is in the details.” How in the Devil will this Fool ever become a success if he does not learn to modify his incredibly impulsive behaviors? He already has a daunting ( growing?) number of responsibilities / entanglements, ALL of which, when combined, will go through his $3.1M like Sherman through Atlanta.

  6. Jenkins, a rookie, has nearly half the off-field production of Cromartie already. Cromartie is a 9 year vet.

    Go Jenkins! Set your sperm free! Don’t limit yourself to a mere 4 child support payments. You can do it! You can beat Henry and Cromartie. You’re already half-way there!

  7. I love all the folks who want to see Fisher and the Rams fail. I have news for you, this team is on the way up not down. Remember two of their three second round picks are luxery picks that they got from the RGIII trade. Thanks to the Skins the Rams will be trading out of a high first rounder (again courtesty of the trade) for the next two seasons picking up more picks to build a winner for years to come. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

  8. He needs to aim at a different “bullseye,” if you get my drift. I’ve never seen a woman regurgitate a child.

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