Former UK WR/QB Lynn Bowden Jr. is now offically a Las Vegas Raider.
Bowden announced the news via Twitter yesterday with a picture of himself signing the contract:
Them hard times don’t last moment of my life officially a LAS VEGAS RAIDER this one for Superior ✔️‼️ pic.twitter.com/rlkv4wqTnT
— Lynn Bowden Jr (@LynnBowden_1) July 25, 2020
While the specific details of the contract are yet to be revealed, the third-round, No. 80 overall pick for the Raiders is projected to make around $4.7 million in the four-year deal which includes a $1 million dollar signing bonus.
Bowden rose up the NFL Draft charts after a marvelous 2019 season, as he was the quarterback for the final eight games of the UK football season and by the end led the SEC in rushing. The all-around athlete took home the 2019 Paul Hornung Award, honoring the nation’s most versatile player in college football.
So, those dollars are well earned for the NFL rookie.