The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that Kadarius Toney, the New York Giants first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, has signed his rookie contract.
The #Giants agreed to terms with first-round pick Kadarius Toney on his four-year, $13,719,508 fully guaranteed rookie deal.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 3, 2021
With Toney signing his rookie deal, the Giants’ entire 2021 draft class is now under contract, just in time for next week’s mandatory mini-camp. Thanks to the rookie wage scale instituted with the 2011 CBA, there was never a doubt that Toney would be signed nor to how big his contract would be. The process of signing rookies used to be much more onerous, as agents would negotiate first round contracts throughout the summer, with hold-outs going into training camp and even the regular season. Over the last decade, rookie contract negotiations have centered around contract details and it isn’t uncommon to see entire draft classes signed within weeks of the draft.
With Toney under contract, the big question now is how the Giants will make use of the receiver’s skill set — and we might just start to get our answer to that at mini-camp in a few days.