Packers, Quay Walker agree to terms

NFL: APR 28 2022 Draft
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Just a week after the first round of the 2022 NFL draft, the Packers have already agreed to terms with both of their first-round picks.

The Packers and linebacker Quay Walker agreed to terms today, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Walker’s rookie contract is a four-year, $13,841,637 deal, with a $7,246,645 signing bonus. Those numbers are established by the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and there’s not much for rookies and teams to negotiate.

Walker’s agreement comes just hours after the Packers agreed to terms with defensive lineman Devonte Wyatt, their other first-round pick.

The Packers are expecting both Walker and Wyatt to be starters as rookies, and now both of them have their rookie contracts done before the first minicamp.

6 responses to “Packers, Quay Walker agree to terms

  1. Defense got even better .. need the offense and special teams to step it up.

  2. “All in all it’s just…another brick in the wall.”
    -Pink Floyd

  3. CBA allows for players to negotiate signing bonuses and offset language, so technically, while the salary itself isn’t up for negotiation, the most important part (the signing bonus) is.

    Why is that important? Because the 4 year deal isn’t guaranteed. So, Quay taking over 50% of his 4 year deal as a signing bonus is ideal.

    Now, imagine you’re in the first few picks. #1 signs a $40m+ contract with $20m upfront. Then busts out in 2 years. Dude got paid. Let’s say he doesn’t bust, and he’s Kyler or Burrow…he still gets paid, but has 4 years to invest a lot of that capital, until they either get an extension, or are forced into a 5th year option with another payout.

    So, yes, important things can be negotiated, but no, you can’t go all Sam Bradford and hold out for a $78m 4 year deal with $50m guaranteed.

  4. PFT is so pro Packer they can’t even handle to truth about The Wall and it’s context but ThexWall won’t be able to save them from the dumpster fire about to happen….hahaha

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