Megatron gets mega-deal ... record contract

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  1. Playoffs

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    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.
     
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    That's a lot of scratch right there.
     
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    Wow ! Just wow ! And for a receiver ! Not a QB, a receiver !
     
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    Worth every penny.
     
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    welsh texan Lest we forget

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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    Ryan THIS YEAR

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    Geez that nearly doubles AJ's contract from just 2 YEARS AGO! This market now is ridiculous.
     


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    If that blows your mind, think about this Prince Fielder just got paid $214 million. every penny is guaranteed.
     
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    Who the hell is that??
     
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    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    I was going to say those EXACT words. He is.
     
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    Beats triple teams. Amazing.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    The problem isn't CJ, it's the precedent. When stafford is up next, then Suh, etc they'll be in a difficult position
     
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    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.
     

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