Landon Dickerson Signs Rookie Deal with Philly
Former Alabama Crimson Tide center Landon Dickerson has signed his standard four-year rookie contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Dickerson is slotted to make $8.7 million after being selected 37th overall in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
According to NFL Insider Mike Garafolo the Eagles intend to give Dickerson reps at center once he is fully recovered from his ACL injury. Currently, the Eagles' starting center is Jason Kelce who is entering his 11th season with Philadelphia.
Dickerson tore his ACL during the SEC Championship against the Florida Gators. Despite the injury, Dickerson suited up for the College Football Playoff National Championship against the Ohio State Buckeyes and took two snaps to close the game. Through the draft process, Dickerson was often speaking of as the best interior offensive line prospect if not for the injury. The injury pushed him out of the first-round discussion, but the Eagles snatched him up early in the second round.
With the injury, there is a possibility that Dickerson begins the season on the Non-Football Injury list since he suffered the injury away from the Philadelphia franchise. If that were the case, Dickerson won't receive a paycheck in the regular season until he comes off the NFI list. Whether that is something Dickerson will have to face or not has not been reported.
Now that Dickerson has signed his rookie contract every Alabama Crimson Tide alumni selected in the 2021 NFL Draft has put pen to paper, officially joining the NFL.
In two years with the Crimson Tide, Dickerson became one of the most popular players in school history due to his quirky off-field personality and dominating performances in the trenches. He finished his senior season as a consensus AP All-American, first-team All-SEC and won the Rimington Award as the nation's top center.