Jamin Davis’ payday is here.
The 19th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft signed his rookie contract with the Washington Football Team on Thursday. Davis’ 4-year deal is worth $13.8 million and includes a $7.4 million signing bonus.
A native of Ludowici, Georgia, Davis was a three-star recruit when he signed to play for UK in 2017. After easing into the lineup in his third season in Lexington, Davis was the Wildcats’ breakout star in 2020, finishing third in the SEC with 102 tackles. He also had three interceptions, one of which was returned 85 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee, to earn First Team All-SEC honors from Pro Football Focus.
Davis’ first NFL game will be against the team he grew up cheering for, the L.A. Chargers. The Washington Football Team’s season-opener will be Sept. 12 at FedEx Field.