Penix Jr. Officially Signs Rookie Deal With Falcons

Less than six months ago, Michael Penix Jr. was leading his Washington Huskies team to the College Football National Championships.

Fast forward to this afternoon, June 24. He is now officially an Atlanta Falcons quarterback.

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As previously reported last week, and now confirmed by the Falcons, Number eight 2024 Draft pick Penix Jr. now has a rookie contract, estimated to be $22.8 million in total value, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter. This makes Penix Jr. the 34th highest-paid quarterback among active NFL quarterbacks. (Starting QB Kirk Cousins, at 180 million, is 10th on Over The Cap.com’s ranking of NFL quarterbacks.)

According to Over The Cap.com, Penix Jr.’s base salary is $795,000, which will be 0.3% against the salary cap. None of the money is fully guaranteed.

Previous reports indicated Penix Jr.Β  was getting a four-year contract with a $13.46 signing bonus and a fifth-year option, but the Falcons have not released the terms of his deal, only that he has signed a rookie deal with the team.

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