Weber State’s Rashid Shaheed Among Highest Paid NFL UDFA Signings
SALT LAKE CITY – Former Weber State wide receiver and specialist Rashid Shaheed reportedly received one of the highest-paying contracts of the undrafted free agent signees.
Shaheed signed with the New Orleans Saints following the NFL Draft on Saturday, April 30.
The former Wildcat reportedly received one of the top contracts for an undrafted player this season.
According to Joel Erickson of the Indianapolis Star, Shaheed signed a deal with the Saints that included the sixth-highest amount of guaranteed money for a UDFA signing in 2022.
Only 8 UDFAs got more guaranteed money than Indy T Ryan Van Demark:
– Christopher Allen, $180K
– Markquese Bell, $215K
– Kevin Austin, $230K
– Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, $207K
– Zach McCloud, $250K
– Rashid Shaheed, $222K
– Mario Goodrich, $217K
– Carson Strong, $320K
— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) May 2, 2022
FCS Analyst Sam Herder reported that Shaheed’s contract featured a guaranteed base salary of $207,000 and a signing bonus of $15,000.
UDFA contracts vary greatly. Example, per @AaronWilson_NFL:
SDSU's Michael Griffin II's TEN deal: $40K total guaranteed, $30K base salary guaranteed, $10K signing bonus
Weber's Rashid Shaheed Saints deal: $222K total guaranteed, $207K base salary guaranteed, $15K signing bonus
— Sam Herder (@SamHerderFCS) May 1, 2022
About Rashid Shaheed
The San Diego, CA native finished his Weber State career as the FCS all-time leader in kickoff return touchdowns (seven).
In 53 games with the Wildcats, Shaheed set the Weber State all-time record for kickoff return average at 29.1 yards per return.
Weber State All-American Rashid Shaheed has signed as a free agent with the New Orleans @Saints!
— Weber State Football 🏈 (@weberstatefb) May 1, 2022
As a senior, Shaheed was named an FCS First Team All-American as both a kick returner and punt returner.
Shaheed is the only Weber State Wildcat to be named as an All-American four different times.