The wait is finally over. After continuous reports that the Arizona Cardinals and first-round pick Jonathan Cooper were far away in terms on their contract discussions and even a few reports that the two were not even talking, the Cardinals and Cooper have agreed to a deal.
According to Pro Football Talk, the deal does include offset language, but Cooper will receive a lot of money up front:
In exchange, the structure of the deal will mirror those of the contracts signed by Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehillin 2012 and by Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher, Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan, Eagles tackle Lane Johnson, and Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo this year.
Cooper also will receive the full amount of his signing bonus by early October. Specifically, he gets $3.4 million within 10 days, $3 million on September 15, and $2.56 million on October 15.
With Cooper’s deal being complete, the only two remaining first rounders without a deal are Dee Milliner (New York Jets) and Chance Warmack (Tennessee Titans). However, you can expect those picks to begin falling in line now that the dominoes in front of them have fallen.