It’s been months since the 2012 NFL Draft and the only two first-rounders as of this morning to not have a contract with their current teams were Jacksonville Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon and Tennessee Titans’ Kendall Wright, but as of late this morning, Blackmon’s riding that train alone.
It’s been confirmed through NFL sources that Wright has signed a four-year contract worth about $8.3 million, of which the first three years are all fully guaranteed and $884,000 is guaranteed of the final year. He will be getting more guaranteed then Cincinnati Bengals first round pick, Dre Kirkpatrick, who is currently rehabbing a knee problem that has set him back from training camp.
With the contract coming so late, Wright has missed three days of training camp, he has still been diligently working on his own to keep in shape.
“I am very thrilled, I have been working out and getting ready, and I let my agent handle the contract. My bags have been packed, and I’m ready. I tried not to worry about the contract. It is my contract, but my agent was doing what is best for me. And I just let my agent do his job. My part was to get ready, and I’m ready to roll.”
He’s going to have a huge role to play this season with Kenny Britt sitting in limbo with all of his pre-season problems. Many are saying that the only way to get him back on track is a suspension. If that is the case, Wright will have to show up big time and prove he is worth what the Titans are offering him.
Who thought it was a bad idea now that the Titans took a wide receiver in the first round of the draft? Funny how things work out sometimes.