There once was a time where rookies signing their contracts with the team that drafted them was of serious interest. Who was able to reel in what, how much was guaranteed, the usual so on and so forth.
Under the new CBA (amazing how we still call it “new”), these things are really a formality. There are obvious and supremely rare exceptions like Joey Bosa with the Chargers, but more often than not it’s just a matter of everyone being in the same room and swiping a pen.
Speaking of Bosa, he played his football at The Ohio State University. The Dallas Cowboys drafted a Buckeye recently, running back Mike Weber. He and a few other of his draftmates (in fact all but Connor McGovern) have begun their contractual partnership with the team as they’ve officially signed their rookie deals.
(via Dallas Cowboys and Tony Pollard on Instagram)
Again, rookie signings aren’t exactly super shocking, but they’re a step in the process that must be taken. It’s great to see that a handful of Cowboys took care of business during their first official visit to The Star.
Which rookie are you excited about most? It’s fun to imagine which ones can someday be starters, this is the beginning of that long and arduous process.