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Byron Murphy II Signs Four-Year Deal with Seahawks

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The Seattle Seahawks wasted no time securing their first-round pick, cornerback Byron Murphy II, who recently agreed to terms on a lucrative rookie contract. The deal, which includes a fifth-year option, ensures that Murphy will be a key part of the Seahawks’ defense for years to come.

NFL insider Tom Pelissero [@TomPelissero] confirmed the news via Twitter, reporting the details of the agreement.

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Byron Murphy II : Contract Details

Byron Murphy II Signs Four-Year Deal with Seahawks - THE SPORTS ROOM

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Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Murphy’s rookie contract is valued at an impressive $16.08 million over four years. The entire amount is fully guaranteed, providing financial security for the young cornerback as he embarks on his NFL journey. Additionally, the Seahawks have the option to extend his contract for a fifth year before the 2027 season.

Background and Talent

Byron Murphy II, a standout defensive tackle from the University of Texas, made a name for himself during his college career. As a junior, he earned All-American and All-Big 12 honors, showcasing his disruptive abilities on the field. Last season, he recorded 29 tackles, five sacks, and 8.5 tackles for loss, impressing scouts and analysts alike. Pro Football Focus ranked him among the top defensive linemen in terms of quarterback pressures, pass rush win rate, and pass rush productivity rating.

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Draft Day Surprise

The Seahawks were pleasantly surprised when Murphy fell to them with the 16th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Viewed as one of the top defenders in the draft class, Byron Murphy II’s availability was unexpected. Thanks to a historic run of offensive players being selected early, including six quarterbacks, the Seahawks had the opportunity to snag him. General manager John Schneider and the coaching staff quickly submitted Murphy’s name as their choice, recognizing his immense talent and upside.

 

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