The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks are very close to a deal with their No. 2 wide receiver Doug Baldwin.
The team has been working on an extension with Baldwin over the last several weeks, and Ian Rapoport from NFL Network is reporting that whatever the team was working on with Bladwin has finally come together in the form of a nice contract extension.
That was fast. The #Seahawks and WR Doug Baldwin have agreed to a 2-year extension, source says. Plus his RFA tender, it’s 3 years total.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 29, 2014
Seahawks head coach, Pete Carroll recently discussed the importance of Baldwin to the team as a whole (Courtesy of NFL.com):
Doug has been a tremendous player. When you go back and look at the last few years, and you look at the significant plays that have happened, he’s been a part in a lot of big stuff.
Last season, Baldwin racked in 50 receptions for 778 yards on a staggering 15.6 yards averaged per reception. Baldwin also tallied five touchdowns last year as well. In his three season with Seattle, Baldwin has 130 receptions for 1,932 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Baldwin showed an act of good faith to the team by showing up for voluntary OTA’s without signing his restricted free agent tender. That is simply something you do not see often in this day and age, and shows loyalty to the Seattle Seahawks team.
Baldwin had multiple impressive games last year, but his best game may have been in the Super Bowl when he helped the Seahawks dominate the Denver Broncos by scoring a touchdown and hauling in five receptions for 66 yards.