The Detroit Lions have signed first-round DE Aidan Hutchinson to a four-year contract, according to his agent.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) May 9, 2022
Hutchinson is the highest draft pick to sign so far and the second member of Detroit’s rookie class.
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Hutchinson, 21, was a three-year starter at Michigan. He finished second in the voting for the Heisman trophy, was a Consensus All-American and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year in 2021. The Lions used the No. 2 overall pick on him in the 2022 draft.
Lance Zierlein compares him to former DE Kyle Vanden Bosch.
He’s projected to sign a four-year, $35,713,386 contract that includes a $23,153,372. There is also a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in 2025.
During his four-year career at Michigan, Hutchinson recorded 156 total tackles, 27.5 for a loss, 17.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, two recoveries and 10 pass deflections in 36 career games.