Baldwin was a restricted free agent this offseason, which means the Seahawks could have held onto him for a one-year salary of $2.18 million, and Baldwin could have been a free agent next year. Instead, he’s now signed on for three years.
The details of the contract aren’t yet clear. The Seattle Times reports that Baldwin will make $9 million in the first two seasons and $8.5 million guaranteed. ESPN reports that the contract will pay Baldwin a minimum of $16 million over the next three years, and up to $19.5 million with incentives.
The 25-year-old Baldwin signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Last year he caught 50 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns.