Titans and Wright agree on a contract
Tennessee Titans and the 20th overall draft pick in this year’s 2012 NFL Draft have finally agreed to a contract. Wide receiver Kendall Wright out of Baylor University has agreed to a four-year deal, worth $8.2 million, with a $4.4 million signing-bonus.
Before agreeing to a contract, Wright was one of the last two players drafted in the first round to not have a contract. The only other player that still has not signed a deal is Justin Blackmon, who was the fifth overall pick that was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
With this signing, the Titans can take a little breather, as they now have at least one playmaker at the wide receiver position, as their star receiver Kenny Britt is still recovering from knee injuries and may be disciplined as well for a DUI arrest in the off-season.
Wright also expressed his eagerness and excitement at the opportunity to just finally play some football and practice with his teammates.
“I am very thrilled,” Wright said. “I have been working out and getting ready, and I let my agent handle the contract. My bags have been packed, and I’m ready.
“I tried not to worry about the contract. It is my contract, but my agent was doing what is best for me. And I just let my agent do his job. My part was to get ready, and I’m ready to roll.”
During Baylor’s great run last year, Wright was a huge factor and number one target to throw to for star quarterback Robert Griffin III, who was taken No.2 overall.
Wright had 1,663 receiving yards along with 14 scores in his senior year. His four-year totals at Baylor include 4,004 receiving yards and 30 receiving touchdowns.