Tuesday the Seattle Seahawks saw multi-year starter Shaquill Griffin agree to depart for the Jacksonville Jaguars on a contract larger than many fans were happy to see come from another team. Thus, with a need to fill in the void created by Griffin’s departure, the team quickly turned around and agreed to terms with Ahkello Witherspoon of the San Francisco 49ers. The fact that the deal agreed to between the Seahawks and Witherspoon was for one year and $4M was already known, but a little more detail was revealed Wednesday by Ian Rapoport.
So, basically as long as Witherspoon does not do anything to get suspended by the league between now and the start of the season he’ll make $4M and count $4M against the salary cap for Seattle in 2021. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the $4M is comprised of a $2.5M signing bonus and a fully guaranteed $1.5M base salary.