The entire 2018 Draft Class for the Los Angeles Chargers are now under contract.
The #Chargers signed first-round safety Derwin James to a 4-year, $12.39M contract, source said, which includes $7.1M signing bonus.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 1, 2018
Derwin James signed his 4 year contract, which includes a 5th year team option since he was a 1st round pick.
This is good news. Yes the current CBA makes these contracts a little easier, but as we saw with Joey Bosa’s signing, these aren’t done deals.
With the business end wrapped up, Derwin can now focus on learning the playbook and jus playing football. He will have a decent sized learning curve as he won’t be playing your standard safety position. The team will be asking a lot of him and playing him all over the defense, so the less distractions the better.
With the entire 2018 class under contract, the Chargers are in good position to focus on football and building camaraderie.