On the heels of agreeing to terms with one first-rounder, the Vikings have also locked up the other one. According to the team’s PR department (via Twitter), 32nd overall pick Teddy Bridgewater has signed his rookie contract, as has seventh-round linebacker Brandon Watts. Ninth overall selection Anthony Barr also reached an agreement with the club today.
As Jason Fitzgerald’s figures at OverTheCap.com show, the gap between Barr at No. 9 and Bridgewater at No. 32 works out to a difference of more than $4MM in signing bonus money, with the former Louisville quarterback earning a bonus worth about $3.3MM. Bridgewater’s overall four-year value amounts to about $6.85MM, though that number could increase significantly if the team exercises its fifth-year option for 2018.
The flurry of Vikings’ signings this morning ensure that all but three of their 10 draftees have now been signed. By our count, 127 total 2014 draft picks have inked their contracts so far, which is nearly half of the 256 players drafted. You can track all the signings right here.