Malik Nabers salary: How much will the NY Giants first-round pick make?

What will Malik Nabers' contract look like now that he is a New York Giant?
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In case you somehow have yet to hear, the NY Giants made a significant splash in the first round of the NFL Draft with the addition of LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers. The No. 6 overall pick brings a lot that head coach Brian Daboll and the organization can be excited about. With his elite route running and speed, he can line up outside, play the slot, or even be used as a deep threat. 

The Giants' newest WR1 will immediately impact the team's offense and hopefully help Daniel Jones bounce back next season. Now that Nabers is officially a member of the Giants, Big Blue fans wonder how much he will make in 2024 and what his contract will look like when he signs with the team.

According to Spotrac, the No. 6 overall pick is expected to sign a four-year contract worth up to $29.2 million, including a $18 million signing bonus and a fifth-year option in 2028. The rookie contract should be fully guaranteed and well deserved after Nabers emerged as one of the best receivers in college football. Nabers had 89 receptions, 1,569 yards, and 14 touchdowns at LSU last season.

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The rookie contract is similar to the one former LSU wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase earned after the Cincinnati Bengals drafted him No. 5 in 2021. The three-time Pro Bowler signed a four-year contract worth up to $30.8 million. Chase has two years left on his contract before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2026.

While Nabers will not only have a similar contract as Chase, there are many parallels between the two receivers. Both played wideout at LSU and have similar playing styles. Nabers even said he would compare his game to Chase when asked who his player comparison is. 

While Arizona Cardinals WR Marvin Harrison Jr. will be the highest-paid receiver in this year's class, the Giants will still get their money's worth with Nabers. The No. 6 pick significantly boosts the Giants' offense and will be the first true WR1 since Odell Beckham Jr. left the organization in 2018.

Nabers has the support of the Giants fans, leadership, and many other coaches and analysts around the league, like Nick Saban and Bill Belichick. Something tells us the youngster is going to live up to the hype for the G-Men in 2024 and beyond.