According to this report from NFL.com, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon will finally end his holdout, as he agreed in principle to four-year deal reportedly worth $18.5 million.
Blackmon is expected to sign the deal and make it official either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Blackmon signing his first NFL contract will not only officially begin his NFL career, but it will also end an eventful offseason for the former two-time Biletnikoff Award winner.
The Jaguars traded up from the No. 7 spot to the No. 5 spot in April's NFL Draft to land Blackmon in an effort to rectify a long standing whole at receiver.
Blackmon did not do himself any favors, however, by getting arrested for his second DUI in two years back in June. He has since pleaded guilty to the charge.
His arrest back in June clearly played a part in the delay of him and the team coming to terms on a new deal.
With his offseason behind him, it is now time for Blackmon to focus on one thing: being a productive receiver.
This task will not be easy for Blackmon, though. He is behind on learning the offense of new head coach Mike Mularkey and will have to get into training camp shape.
When he does learn the offense and does get into the proper shape, he will be given the task of helping the turnaround of a passing offense that has been inept for quite some time.
This will be easier said than done. With a young quarterback throwing him the ball and the star running back missing in action in camp, it make Blackmon's battle an uphill one.
But for the first time in a long time, he we be talked about in a football sense. Now it is time for him to perform.