Ezekiel Elliott signs largest contract for B1G draft pick of rookie wage scale era
Now it’s official.
Ezekiel Elliott is a Dallas Cowboy. And he got plenty of compensation for it.
The Cowboys announced on Wednesday that they came to terms with the No. 4 overall draft pick:
ITS OFFICIAL pic.twitter.com/YT0htZpV2T
— Ezekiel Elliott (@EzekielElliott) May 18, 2016
The team didn’t disclose the terms. According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, Elliott’s deal was worth $24.9 million over four years with a $16.3 million signing bonus.
That’s the largest contract signed by a B1G rookie since the rookie wage scale was put in place in 2011.
Elliott became the third Buckeye first-rounder to sign a contract. Darron Lee and Joey Bosa have still yet to sign.
When Bosa, the No. 3 overall pick, does sign his contract, it will replace Elliott’s as the largest contract for a B1G draft pick since the rookie wage scale was implemented.