ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos' top pick has signed his rookie contract.
Ninth-overall pick Pat Surtain II inked his four-year rookie deal on Tuesday, the team announced.
As a first-round pick, Surtain will also have a fifth-year option on his contract that the Broncos can choose to pick up during the 2024 offseason.
Surtain was a three-year starter at Alabama and was an unanimous first-team All-American and the SEC Defensive Player of the Year in 2020. Surtain allowed just four touchdown receptions in 41 career games while with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
He was the second defensive player chosen in the first round of this year's NFL Draft.
In Denver, Surtain joins a talented cornerback corps that includes Ronald Darby, Kyle Fuller and Bryce Callahan.
Surtain is the sixth Broncos draft pick to sign his rookie contract. He joins safeties Caden Sterns and Jamar Johnson, wide receiver Seth Williams, cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. and defensive lineman Marquiss Spencer.
Second-round pick Javonte Williams, third-round picks Quinn Meinerz and Baron Browning and seventh-round pick Jonathon Cooper are the only players yet to sign their rookie deals.