The New York Jets finally came to terms with their first-round pick, Dee Milliner from Alabama, leaving just one first-round pick unsigned from the 2013 NFL Draft (Chance Warmack and the Tennessee Titans, you've won!).
Milliner, picked ninth overall, signed a four-year, $12.66 million contract, fully guaranteed with offset language. The former Alabama star, the first cornerback picked in the draft, is expected to replace Darrelle Revis, who was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the offseason.
A complete breakdown of Milliner's contract, per a league source is as follows: The cornerback received a signing bonus of $7.588 million, with $5 million payable on Aug. 15, $2.338 million on Oct. 15 and the final $250,000 due March 15, 2014. He has minimum base salaries each year of the contract and preseason roster bonuses of $485,505 in 2014, $971,010 in 2015 and $1,456,424 in 2016.
Though Milliner is an injury risk, the Jets hope he can replicate the shut-down reputation Revis earned in the Green and White. Fortunately, he doesn't have to step into that role immediately, as Antonio Cromartie will occupy the opposing team's No. 1 option. But now Kyle Wilson doesn't appear to be the heir to Revis' throne, the spotlight will be on Milliner soon enough.