The Seattle Seahawks came to a long term agreement with WR Doug Baldwin.  The two sides agreed to a 4 year contract extension, per multiple reports.

First to report the deal was ESPN’s Adam Schefter who reported the new deal is worth “north of $11 million per year,” and Mike Garafolo of FS1 reported that it averages $11.5 million per season.

On Baldwin’s old deal he was to earn $4 million in 2016, which was the final year of that contract he was playing under prior to this extension.  Baldwin known by his teammates as “Angry Doug” is 27.  You hear his leadership spoken by his teammates.  He is what I call a true Blue Player (player maker, difference maker and I consider him in the top 10 at his position).  During my weekly Friday interview, On the Chuck Powell Show (I-Heart Radio Sports Radio 950 KJR) when asked if Baldwin commanded a 10 million price tag “For what they ask him to do, absolutely.”

I’m a firm believer that It doesn’t matter where you get drafted, its a matter of what you do when you get to the NFL. An un-drafted rookie in 2011, Baldwin’s playtime and production warrant the new extension not to mention his leadership both on and off the field.  2015 statistics: 78 receptions*, 1,069 yards*, 14 touchdowns*  (*career highs).

Again both Head Coach Pete Carroll and General Manager John Schneider continue to build their program with Blue players, allowing the Seahawks core players to remain in place.