Luke Joeckel, the man many experts thought would be the first overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, is now signed, sealed and delivered.
To the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Despite being the early favorite to be a Kansas City Chief, Joeckel dropped a slot in the draft when KC decided to go with Eric Fisher instead. Fisher was widely believed to be a rawer prospect than Joeckel but with a higher upside.
The Jags inked Joeckel to a contract a couple of days ago, meaning Fisher could be next.
From USA Today:
Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Luke Joeckel, the second pick in the NFL draft, has agreed to a four-year deal and will sign the contract before heading to the league’s rookie symposium in Ohio, the team announced Saturday.
Joeckel becomes the ninth first-round pick under contract, and the highest selection to agree to terms.
No. 1 pick Eric Fisher remains unsigned with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Joeckel’s contract is worth $21.2 million, with a signing bonus of $13,799,344, a person with knowledge of the contract told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because terms of the deal were not to be publicly disclosed.
Though the Chiefs have yet to sign Fisher, I wouldn’t worry. GM John Dorsey has a little under a month to get a deal done and thanks to the new rookie wage scale included in the latest CBA, there just isn’t that much to haggle over.
What do you think, Addicts? Will Fisher be in camp on time?