The Seattle Seahawks announced Wednesday afternoon that they have signed Wide out Doug Baldwin to a long contract extension that will keep the speedy receiver in the northwest through the 2020 season.
“On behalf of Mr. Allen, coach Carroll and the entire Seahawks family, we are pleased to reward a player of Doug’s caliber and extend him through the 2020 season,” said Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider though a team press release. “We identified Doug as a key player in our 2017 unrestricted class and as we continue to push to be a consistent championship caliber team, we are committed to keeping as many of our core players together as long as we possibly can.”
Baldwin is coming off his best season as a player in which he notched career numbers in receptions ( 78), yards (1,069 yards) and touchdown receptions (14). Baldwin’s 1,069 reception yards made him the seventh player in franchise history to record a 1,000-yard season and his 14 touchdowns tied him for the NFL lead during the 2015 season.
Baldwin was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011, he has started 46 of 78 games played, with 274 receptions for 3,826 yards and 29 touchdowns. In the postseason, he has started eight of 10 games played, with 39 receptions for 518 yards and four touchdowns.
Baldwin’s deal is worth $46 million with $24 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Caplan.