Bucs Rookie Sets Record With Contract Signing

On the eve of rookies reporting for coaching camp, Bucs rookie defensive deal with Logan Corridor lastly signed his contract. He was the second-to-last rookie to signal with the staff, placing pen to paper simply earlier than fourth-round choose Cade Otton.

With rookie contracts having particular, pre-determined complete values, some puzzled why the 2 events took so lengthy to succeed in an settlement. We at Pewter Report speculated that the hold-up was more than likely over the quantity of the contract that will be assured.

This yr, all 32 first-round draft picks have been capable of negotiate totally assured contracts. Corridor was chosen No. 33 total, making him the primary choose of the second spherical. Final yr’s No. 33 choose, Tyson Campbell, turned the primary second-rounder to get a part of his fourth-year base wage assured. That assure was $50,000. Corridor was capable of prime that quantity by a substantial sum. Corridor can have $225,000 of his $1,975,425 wage in 2025 totally assured. This marks the most important fourth-year assure for a non-first rounder in NFL historical past.

The entire ensures for Corridor’s contract with the Bucs come to simply over 81% of the entire contract worth. This beats Campbell’s ensures by a bit of over 1.5%.

The Distinction In Simply One Choose

There’s nonetheless an enormous disparity between top-of-the-second-round guys like Corridor and Campbell and the gamers picked simply forward of them. Final yr, the Bucs chosen outdoors linebacker Joe Tryon-Shoyinka with the ultimate choose of the primary spherical. He was capable of procure 95.7% of his complete contract totally assured. That’s over 17% greater than Campbell. And once more, each first-rounder this yr obtained a 100% assure. Which means No. 32 total choose Lewis Cine beat out Corridor by 19% when it comes to share of contract assured.

Nonetheless, the NFLPA will see Corridor’s contract as win for his or her aspect, because it strikes the ensures for second-rounders ahead. Moreover, Corridor was considered one of three second-rounders to safe some ensures in his fourth yr, whereas final yr, Campbell was the lone participant to take action.