🏈💰 Seahawks Seal the Deal with No. 5 Draft Sensation Devon Witherspoon – But Was It Worth The Wait? 🤔
TL;DR; After a brief holdout, cornerback Devon Witherspoon finally signs a fancy four-year rookie contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The hiccup? Just how to splash that cash signing bonus. 🤑💸
In the world of football, it’s not just about the touchdowns and tackles. It’s also about the Benjamins. Especially when you’re a rising star like Devon Witherspoon. After what felt like eons (okay, maybe just a few weeks), our guy Witherspoon put pen to paper and locked in his future with the Seattle Seahawks.
Here’s the scoop: Devon bagged himself a four-year deal worth a cool $31.86 million, and oh boy, is it fully guaranteed! 💼🥂 But here’s the juicy part – this contract carries a beefy $20.17 million signing bonus. And if you’re doing the math, that’s more than half the contract’s total value!
But, wait… wasn’t he supposed to be on the field already? 🧐 Well, turns out, Witherspoon was all about securing that bag, and fast. The Seahawks, like that frugal friend who promises to pay you back later (we all have one), wanted to defer chunks of that hefty bonus for “cash-flow purposes”. In simpler words, they wanted to hold onto that moolah for a bit longer. And our man? He wasn’t having it. He wanted more upfront. And who could blame him?
But while all this back and forth was happening, Witherspoon was missing out on some action – specifically, the first two practices of training camp. However, there’s a silver lining. He hasn’t been slapped with fines for his absence, thanks to the simple reason that he hadn’t signed a contract. Now, there’s a loophole for you. 😉
After the first practice, coach Pete Carroll, probably fielding an endless barrage of “Where’s Devon?” questions, gave brief answers, subtly hinting he was eagerly waiting for the cornerback to join the ranks.
Now that the ink’s dry and the deal’s sealed, the real question is – will all this drama pay off on the field? 🏟️ Only time will tell if Witherspoon proves to be the ace up the Seahawks’ sleeve or if they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.
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Now, over to you, our edgy readers: Is snagging a top draft pick always a slam dunk, or just a costly gamble? 🎲🏀 Would you have waited it out for that sweet bonus or jumped into the action? Let’s hear it!