The Detroit Lions agreed to the terms in their first and last NFL Draft 2022 selection. Michigan edge defender Aidan Hutchinson reportedly agreed to a four-year, fully guaranteed contract worth $ 35.7 million, for his agent Mike McCartney. Selection of the seventh round Chase Lucas, according to a report by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network will sign a $ 3.76 million deal over four years. Both of these offers are in line with the expectations contained in the collective labor agreement.
Lucas and Hutchinson are the first Lions newcomers to agree to terms with the team. The two are expected to officially sign their NFL contracts later this week.
Here’s a breakdown of Hutchinson Hats hits by year, provided by Spotrac:
2022: $ 6.4 million
2023: $ 8.1 million
2024: $ 9.7 million
2025: $ 11.3 million
Hutchinson leads a well-respected draft class in Detroit and is the top choice in a defensive draft for the Lions. Last year, he broke a one-season record at Michigan with 14.0 play. He is expected to jump straight into the starting line-up and increase the pace of passing which made the top five in almost every statistical category.
Five-year starter and Sun Devils leader Lucas will be competing for a spot in the roster at a very young high school. With the versatility as an outside defender and potential goalscorer, expect Lions to try out Lucas in many places out of season, trying to find his best fit for the team.
The Lions are scheduled to run a minicamp for beginners this Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15. In recent years, Detroit has managed to get most of its beginner class on contract before that date.