After making Austin Hooper the NFL’s highest paid tight end, the Browns found a way to make an even more impactful signing.
Jack Conklin agreed to a 3-year deal with the Browns for $42M with $30M fully guarantee, per @RosenhausSports. He earns $20mil in the first year. Wanted to keep it short due to the projected increases in the salary cap. Conklin will only be 28 when this deal expires
The right tackle figures to be a huge upgrade at 2019’s disappointing position for the tackle-hungry Browns.
The 6’6, 308 pounder spent four years with the Tennessee Titans, playing all sixteen games in three of his four seasons with the team, starting them all to boot.
Most remarkable about Conklin would have to be his excellent discipline. In 3,513 snaps played, he has accounted for just 16 penalties, a rate of 0.04% of his playing time.
While most of the hype surrounds Austin Hooper, Jack Conklin is undoubtedly a bigger signing, filling a critically weak and incredibly important position.
Financially, the deal is extremely team friendly, as it is front loaded. Nearly half of the contract is paid in the first year, giving the team lots of flexibility in the next two years of the deal.
Overall, a great move amidst an exciting day for the Browns. Count on this one panning out!