Aidan Hutchinson signs his rookie deal with Lions


Aidan Hutchinson will be on the field for the Lions at rookie minicamp this weekend, fresh off signing his first NFL contract.

Hutchinson has agreed to terms with the Lions on his slotted deal as the second overall pick in the draft: four years, $35.7 million fully guaranteed. It includes a $23 million signing bonus.

His agent announced the news Monday morning via Twitter, with Ian Rapoport confirming the numbers.

Hutchinson immediately becomes one of the Lions' highest-paid players: his average annual salary of $8.9 million ranks seventh on the team. He'll carry a $6.5 million cap hit in 2022, fourth highest on the club's defense and ninth highest overall.

He can earn that money quickly by being a Day 1 starter at defensive end, as Brad Holmes, Dan Campbell and the Lions expect.

The Lions also agreed to terms Monday with their last pick in the draft, seventh-round cornerback Chase Lucas of Arizona State. Lucas' deal is worth $3.8 million over four years.

Wide receiver Jameson Williams, Detroit's other first-round pick, is due a four-year deal worth about $17.5 million.

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