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Najee Harris signs four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract with Pittsburgh Steelers

Najee Harris catches a pass at Alabama's Pro Day
Photo by Kent Gidley of Alabama Athletics

Najee Harris was the first running back selected in the NFL Draft, and now he has his rookie contract.

According to reports from Tom Pelissero (NFL Network) and Adam Schefter (ESPN), the Pittsburgh Steelers and Harris have agreed on a four-year, fully guaranteed deal. Harris was selected at No. 24 overall in the first round.

His contract is projected to be $13.1 million with a $6.8 million signing bonus via Spotrac.

The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder had a strong performance in rookie minicamp and is rolling with voluntary practices. He turned in back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2019 and 2020 for the Crimson Tide. Harris recorded 1,466 yards rushing, 425 yards receiving, and 30 total touchdowns last year. He won the Doak Walker Award, was a Heisman Trophy finalist, and was named First-Team Unanimous All-American. Some pundits have him predicted to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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Harris joins Jaylen Waddle and Patrick Surtain II as the third Alabama player from the draft to sign a rookie deal.

He is prepared to take the game by storm.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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