ESPN Senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen says sources tell him that Trent Richardson and the Cleveland Browns have agreed to a deal. The terms of the deal is worth $20.4 million over 4 years according to the source.
This includes a $13.341 million signing bonus and the contract is fully guaranteed with no offset in the language. And as with all first round draft picks contracts it contains a team option for the fifth year.
According to PFT, “the contract pays Richardson a signing bonus of $13.341 million, along with base salaries of $390,000 in 2012, $1.321 million in 2013, $2.252 million in 2014, and $3.184 million in 2015.”
Trent Richardson was the third overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in last April’s NFL draft. After a single break out season by Peyton Hillis the Browns are looking to revamp their running game and they believe former Alabama standout Richardson is the guy to do it. The Browns also drafted quarterback Brandon Weeden in a hopes to return the franchise to glory.