Leon Washington gets his long-term deal

One of the primary reasons Leon Washington didn’t stick with the New York Jets and was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on draft weekend last year was because the team couldn’t reach terms on a long-term contract with him.

The Seahawks have managed to pull that off. Washington’s agent Alvin Keels announced that the Seahawks have reached a four-year contract agreement with his client. According to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, the deal is worth $12.5 million and it can climb to $16 million if he reaches all incentives. The debate now will rage on as to whether the Jets offered more than that at some point.

Of course, Washington rebounded from a grisly broken leg to be a instant success for the Seahawks. The 28-year-old had three kickoffs returned for touchdowns. Now, he has the stability that a multi-year deal provides.

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