Denver Broncos get Jonathon Cooper signed to his rookie deal
The Denver Broncos have gotten another draft pick signed to his rookie contract. The latest is seventh-round outside linebacker Jonathon Cooper out of Ohio State.
Cooper was the 239th selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. He will compete for a roster spot along with Andre Mintze, Derrek Tuszka, and others.
According to Mike Klis, Cooper’s contract is for four years, and worth $3.54 million deal, along with a $100,672 signing bonus.
Cooper had a heart procedure done in May but it is not expected to be an issue. Cooper has a heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White. The explanation of the condition is as follows:
“In Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, an extra electrical pathway between your heart’s upper and lower chambers causes a rapid heartbeat. The condition, which is present at birth, is fairly rare.”
Cooper not only played football (defensive end) at Ohio State; he also was involved with basketball.
On the football field, Cooper was a two-time team captain, two-time All-Big Ten honoree, two-time academic all-Big Ten Conference honoree, and the first OSU player to wear a Block “O” jersey for his leadership qualities and character.
Those are some phenomenal recognitions for Cooper. Being a two-time academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree is proof that Cooper is a smart person. The fact that Cooper was also the first OSU player to wear the Block “0” uniform is important to note too because leadership is something the Broncos have tried to continue to grow on the team.
Whether Cooper makes the Broncos’ roster or not, he will get the luxury of being mentored by All-Pro Von Miller who knows a thing or two about playing outside linebacker at a high level. At the end of the day, it will be fun to see Cooper compete and try to make the roster against the odds. The 2021 roster is far from being finalized, and there is a lot to be learned.
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Welcome to the Denver Broncos, Jonathon.