Former Virginia Tech linebacker Tremaine Edmunds became a millionaire many times over on Saturday by signing his rookie contract with the Buffalo Bills.
The Bills announced the deal was done via Twitter and the franchise’s website. Now, Edmunds is under contract through 2021 and the Bills own a fifth-year option in 2022.
Edmunds was selected with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft late last month after a standout career with the Hokies. After playing primarily as a reserve in his freshman season, Edmunds recorded 202 total tackles in his final two years at Virginia Tech with 33 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 3 forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Those two stat-stuffed seasons each resulted in All-ACC honors for Edmund and an incredible combine performance made him one of the most intriguing defensive prospects available in his draft class. At 6-foot-5 and 253 pounds, Edmunds ran a 4.54-second 40-yard dash.
The exact details on Edmunds’ contract won’t be available until the rookie compensation pool is made known, but Business Insider’s Hillary Hoffower projected the deal to be worth just over $12.8 million with a signing bonus of just under $7.4 million. His older brother Terrell was also a first-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers worth a projected $10.8 million with nearly a $6 million signing bonus.
So it’s going to be a good year for the Edmunds family.