Dwayne Haskins Officially Signs Contract with Washington Redskins

By Dan Hope on May 9, 2019 at 5:46 pm
Dwayne Haskins

There won't be any contract drama entering Dwayne Haskins' first season with the Washington Redskins.

Haskins officially became a member of the organization on Thursday afternoon, when the former Ohio State quarterback signed with his contract with the team.

Terms of the contract were not released, but according to Spotrac, Haskins' four-year deal will come with an estimated total value of $14.37 million, with an $8.47 million signing bonus. As a first-round pick, Haskins' deal will also include a fifth-year team option that the Redskins will have to decide whether to pick up prior to his fourth NFL season.

Former Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who was also drafted by the Redskins, has not yet officially signed his contract with the team. 

That said, Haskins wasn't the only Buckeye who signed a contract with his new NFL team on Thursday.

Former Ohio State cornerback Kendall Sheffield signed his contract with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday. Sheffield's four-year deal, per Spotrac, is estimated to be worth $3.25 million with a $729,836 signing bonus.

Former Ohio State right tackle Isaiah Prince signed his contract with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday. His four-year contract, per Spotrac, is estimated to be worth $2.62 million with a $101,080 signing bonus.

It used to be commonplace for contract negotiations for draft picks, particularly first-round picks like Haskins, to drag into the summer as players negotiated for more money. Since the NFL implemented a rookie wage scale for draft picks in 2011, however, contracts are typically signed quickly unless there are disagreements over guaranteed money or specific contract language.

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