Sam Darnold, is reportedly expected to sign a 4-year, $30 million contract with the Jets soon.
New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold is expected to sign a four-year deal on Monday worth $30.25 million, reports ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter. The contract terms were also reported last week by the New York Daily News.
Darnold’s signing bonus will be around $20 million and his contract will include a fifth–year option.
With the signing, Darnold is the last rookie quarterback from this year’s draft class to ink a deal. Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith remains the unsigned player taken in the first round.
The 21-year-old missed the first few days of training camp due to issues concerning contract language, primarily an offset clause.
Darnold was the third overall pick by New York in April’s draft after playing in 27 games over the last two seasons for USC.
Darnold, along with veterans Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater will compete for the starting job.
The Jets open their preseason Aug. 10 against the Atlanta Falcons.