Doug Baldwin entered the offseason as a restricted free agent but CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports that the Seahawks wide receiver has signed a two-year extension worth $11 million in new money with chance to earn a little over $13 million in new money through attainable incentives. His contract now runs through 2016.
Baldwin will make about $6.3M this season. His RFA tender was worth a little over $2M— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 29, 2014
More from La Canfora: "His new money average per year of $5.5 million a year would put him in the top five of all wide receiver free-agent deals this offseason, and if he maxes out his bonuses he would be right in line with former teammate Golden Tate's average on his five-year deal with Detroit."
Baldwin, a former undrafted free agent, had his best season in 2013, catching 50 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns. He also scored a late touchdown in Seattle's Super Bowl rout over Denver.
Doug Baldwin = underrated asset. Per @PFF, during the playoffs, he didn't drop a pass on 13 catchable targets. 4-4 to him on throws 20+ yds.— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) May 29, 2014
The Seahawks let Tate walk in the offseason, partly because they liked Baldwin, who now joins Percy Harvin atop the depth chart. The team also added depth at the position when it re-signed Sidney Rice this offseason and drafted Colorado speedster Paul Richardson in the second round earlier this month.