Dear Mr Brees, can I get a loan?

The lockout imposed by New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is over, and he’s signed a 5-year, $100 million contract. The best part? $60 million is guaranteed, and he receives $40 million the first year.

I suppose I’d have to pay my play caller a bundle too, if I didn’t have a head coach running the game. Sorry, Sean Payton.

He’s 33 year old now, and locked in until the age of 38. He broke the season-record for passing yards last year, sorry Dan Marino.

Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron, received a $132/8yrs contract back in March. Last year it was Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Vick to receive huge contracts.

Megatron’s Megadeal

Megatron. That sums up the new contract that Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson Jr extended to yesterday. Last season’s breadwinners were Michael Vick (6 years / $100 million) and Larry Fitzgerald (8 years / $120 million). The Cardinals receiver was the highest paid receiver of all time.

Johnson has signed an eight-year deal worth up to $132 million, making him the now-highest-paid receiver in the NFL. He had a year remaining on a deal he signed after being drafted in 2007, but this extension starts immediately and runs through the 2019 season.  Continue reading “Megatron’s Megadeal” Megatron’s Megadeal

Top NFL players week 8

A week full of surprises presented itself over the past few days. The top quarter backs and running backs keep shifting, while Megatron stays atop the wide receiver list.

The Saints were blown out by the Rams, making back-to-back puzzling losses by the 2008 Super Bowl winners to the horrible NFC-West division.

The 49ers won again, making them 6-1 for the first time since the late 90s and are for-sure playoff bound. I was happy to attend the beating of the Browns on Sunday afternoon.

The Lions stop their slip of losses by winning over the poor Broncos. And, on to the next one:  Continue reading “Top NFL players week 8” Top NFL players week 8