Nate Landman, a former linebacker for the Colorado Buffaloes, was able to secure a contract with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent.
Landman currently shares a fifth place in the school’s annals with 409 career tackles throughout the course of his 47 career games from 2017-21. His fifth and last season with the Buffs was significantly hampered by an injury that occurred in the middle of the season; yet, he finished his college career as a two-time semifinalist for the Butkus Award.
The Falcons concluded the previous season with a record of 7-10, and their defense gave up an average of 131.9 yards per game, which was sixth-most in the NFL. Therefore, if Landman can maintain his health, he has the potential to be a significant element in Atlanta’s defense overhaul.
Landman will also get the chance to get back together with former Colorado Buffaloes defensive back Isaiah Oliver, who most recently re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Back in 2017, the two spent part of the same season in Boulder simultaneously.
How Much Does Nate Landman Make?
Nate Landman makes an average of $856,000 per year. Landman will make a base salary of $705,000 and a signing bonus of $8,000. His cap hit will be $707,666 and his dead cap value will be $23,000.