Report: A.J. Johnson's first NFL contract details released
The Denver Broncos recently signed former Tennessee star LB A.J. Johnson after he was acquitted of a rape charge.
He played in Saturday night’s preseason contest against the Chicago Bears and made his first tackle, delivering a huge hit on special teams.
Tennessee online sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.
On Monday, contract details were reported for Johnson, and it appears the deal is for the next three years:
Broncos signed 3-year deal w/ILB Alexander Johnson. $35,000 signing bonus then $15,000 of his $480,000 minimum salary guaranteed. He gets minimum $570k non guaranteed in 2019; minimum $660k nonguaranteed in 2020. The 50k guar may be undrafted rookie record for franchise. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 20, 2018
What Johnson’s role will be on the team moving forward remains to be seen, but it is interesting that the Broncos are guaranteeing him $50,000.
Now, it’s up to him to make the team’s 53-man roster, but if he keeps proving his worth on special teams, he may be able to do just that.