Kyle Pitts signs rookie contract, now has most guaranteed money of any NFL tight end
The Atlanta Falcons drafted former Florida TE Kyle Pitts with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
The rookie is already turning heads during offseason workouts, but the Falcons will be counting on him to be one of the best tight ends in the NFL this season.
He’ll certainly be paid as a top tight end. Per Adam Schefter, Pitts signed his rookie contract, which will pay him $32.9 million over 4 years:
Falcons first-round pick Kyle Pitts now has signed his four-year, fully-guaranteed, $32.9 million contract.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 29, 2021
With the fully-guaranteed deal (which is rarely actually “fully-guaranteed” due to contract language), Pitts is now guaranteed the most money of any current NFL tight end:
Rookie TE Kyle Pitts now has the Most Guaranteed Money in his contract among all TEs
1️⃣Kyle Pitts- $32.9 mil
2️⃣Jonnu Smith-$31.2 mil
3️⃣Hunter Henry-$25 mil
4️⃣George Kittle- $23.6 mil
5️⃣Travis Kelce-$20.7 mil
Will the Rookie live up to the expectations? pic.twitter.com/YoDngXh7Ek
— Sportskeeda Pro Football (@SKProFootball) June 29, 2021
Will he live up to his contract? The Falcons are hoping so. Based on what we saw from Pitts at Florida, he’s going to be a nightmare matchup for any defender.