Originally Posted by silvrhand
3.5 -> 5 million is a large chunk, if everyone made 1 million more that's 52 million in cap space.. 30% is a nice raise.
Wait for the details to come out, chances are the Lions structured it to give him only 9-12m over 3 years. The team barely has anyone on the books beyond 2014 anyways, they have obviously declared 2013 and 2014 as their years to compete for a championship. Several of the contracts they signed today have been backloaded to avoid caphits in the next two years. I expect to see Stafford or Suh restructure and push more money to 2015 and beyond so they can keep getting more guys. However, if they do that then 2015-17 are going to be pretty bad years for that team.