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03-14-2012, 09:58 AM
Adam Schefter ‏ @AdamSchefter Reply Retweet Favorite Open
Filed to ESPN: Lions reached agreement with WR Calvin Johnson on a seven-year, $132 million extension that includes $60 million guaranteed.

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Calvin Johnson's contract is the richest deal ever handed out in the NFL, exceeding the $120 million deal given to Larry Fitzgerald.

dc_txtech
03-14-2012, 10:01 AM
That's a lot of scratch right there.

IDEXAN
03-14-2012, 10:07 AM
Wow ! Just wow ! And for a receiver ! Not a QB, a receiver !

Stemp
03-14-2012, 10:13 AM
Worth every penny.

welsh texan
03-14-2012, 10:35 AM
It actually reduces his cap hit for the coming year, giving the Lions some room to work with in FA. Pretty immense deal but the guy is well worth it.

LikeMike
03-14-2012, 10:44 AM
If there is one WR in the league right now worth that kind of money it is him. But that`s still a lot of money - he isn`t just barely the highest paid WR in the league, he gets 10 mil more than Fitz in one less year. That`s just crazy. It might come back to bite them in the ass some day when they find themselves in cap hell...

Dutchrudder
03-14-2012, 10:50 AM
Well deserved.

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Ryan
03-14-2012, 11:20 AM
Geez that nearly doubles AJ's contract from just 2 YEARS AGO! This market now is ridiculous.

pissknocker
03-14-2012, 12:27 PM
If that blows your mind, think about this Prince Fielder just got paid $214 million. every penny is guaranteed.

SheTexan
03-14-2012, 12:52 PM
If that blows your mind, think about this Prince Fielder just got paid $214 million. every penny is guaranteed.

Who the hell is that??

gary
03-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Who the hell is that??Baseball player.

Goldensilence
03-14-2012, 01:53 PM
Worth every penny.

I was going to say those EXACT words. He is.

Playoffs
03-14-2012, 08:01 PM
Beats triple teams. Amazing.

Wolf6151
03-14-2012, 08:15 PM
If there is one WR in the league right now worth that kind of money it is him. But that`s still a lot of money - he isn`t just barely the highest paid WR in the league, he gets 10 mil more than Fitz in one less year. That`s just crazy. It might come back to bite them in the ass some day when they find themselves in cap hell...


I have to agree with this comment. He might be considered worth that price to some right now but he's one injury away from putting them in cap hell.

mattieuk
03-14-2012, 08:15 PM
If I'm an NFL franchise and I have to give that deal to ANYONE in the league, I choose Calvin Johnson.

They don't know how awesome it's going to be to have him for the next 8 years. Well, as a Texans fan it's been even better having AJ, as our QB situation hasn't been Matthew Stafford starting for the next decade - but you get my drift.

Either way, happy for the dude - seems like a good guy, and one hell of a football player.

gtexan02
03-14-2012, 11:12 PM
The problem isn't CJ, it's the precedent. When stafford is up next, then Suh, etc they'll be in a difficult position

Mr teX
03-14-2012, 11:20 PM
Cap hell, here comes detroit. That's just too much money for a WR. If he OR matthew stafford go down, that's money you might as well light on fire.