Kyle Long signed a 4-year deal with the Chicago Bears, officially becoming an NFL player on Friday. The terms of the contract have not been disclosed as of yet. The Bears selected Kyle with their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, which was 20th overall.
Yes, Kyle Long is a member of THAT Long family. Son to former Oakland Raider and current NFL commentator Howie and brother to Chris Long of the St. Louis Rams. Unlike dad and brother, Kyle will be playing on the offense side of the ball in the NFL since he was drafted as a guard.
Kyle joins Ziggy Ansah of the Detroit Lions and Kenny Vaccaro of the New Orleans Saints as the only first round draft picks from 2013 to be signed by their teams.
Since the 2013 NFL Draft was an odd one with only one quarterback, two wide receivers and NO running backs selected in the first round, anything can happen when it comes to these player contracts. The first round could sign very quickly… or the process could be drawn out through the entire summer with agents trying to get as much cash as they can in such a groundbreaking situation.
Why does it matter? The scenarios will come into play when you are making your selections in the “First Picked/Last Signed” contest. If you are not familiar with our contest, check out the contest entry page to see the rules and the awesome prize that we will be awarding this year.