Here’s a rundown of the first-rounders who have signed their rookie contracts
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The 2022 NFL Draft has come and gone. After teams put claims on players they’ve selected throughout the three-day spectacle in Las Vegas, they headed to the negotiating table to hammer out their rookie contracts. It took a few months, but on Thursday all the first-round picks were under contract, with the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Kenny Pickett agreeing on a four-year deal to complete things.
Of course, these negotiations are unlike those from over a decade ago when Sam Bradford was inking a $78 million deal with $50 million guaranteed after being the first overall pick. Now, thanks to a new CBA, rookie contracts are a lot more tied to the player’s slotted draft position and there really isn’t too much to be negotiated. That said, it is notable when the two sides do come to terms on what is a fully guaranteed deal for nearly all first-rounders.
Below, you’ll find our tracker that includes each first-round pick with the terms of their first-round contract.