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Notredameleo
03-14-2012, 09:55 AM
No word on the amount yet, but rumblings are that it is pushing 140 million.

Da-Phins
03-14-2012, 09:59 AM
@AdamSchefter: WR Calvin Johnson on a 7-year, $132 million extension that includes $60 million guaranteed.

Daaaaaammn! He got paiiiiiiid and rightfully so.

K Train
03-14-2012, 10:02 AM
get it (10 chars)

JRTPlaya21
03-14-2012, 10:03 AM
Straight cash homie.

vidae
03-14-2012, 10:03 AM
Earn it earn it!

Notredameleo
03-14-2012, 10:06 AM
That's a lot of money but if there's a player in the nfl that's worth it, it's Calvin.

TitleTown088
03-14-2012, 10:06 AM
Oh Mein Gott, that is a lot of scrilla.

Splat
03-14-2012, 10:06 AM
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Hines
03-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Racks on racks on racks on racks.

RaiderNation
03-14-2012, 10:56 AM
Calvin's been my favorite draft prospect since I started paying close attention to the draft, and this deal shouldn't surprise anyone. He will be a top 3 WR for mostly all of that contract as long as Stafford stays healthy.

WMD
03-14-2012, 11:09 AM
Sounds like a really complicated contract, but good. Glad we have him locked up.

JRTPlaya21
03-14-2012, 11:19 AM
Calvin's been my favorite draft prospect since I started paying close attention to the draft, and this deal shouldn't surprise anyone. He will be a top 3 WR for mostly all of that contract as long as Stafford stays healthy.

My exact thoughts as well. When I saw that man live at GT I knew I would have to follow him for life. Such an animal. Then they got Stafford too so hello Lions bandwagoner since 07 lol.

K Train
03-14-2012, 11:22 AM
ive had a huge man crush on calvin for like 6 years now, glad to see the best get paid like the best

Razor
03-14-2012, 11:31 AM
Show me the money!!

http://michaelcorey.ntirety.com/Portals/1101/images/jerry.jpg

Huge contract, but he deserves it.

CashmoneyDrew
03-14-2012, 11:35 AM
My exact thoughts as well. When I saw that man live at GT I knew I would have to follow him for life. Such an animal. Then they got Stafford too so hello Lions bandwagoner since 07 lol.

You? No... :smug:

boknows34
03-14-2012, 12:06 PM
https://p.twimg.com/An9kuyxCAAI5P49.jpg

WMD
03-14-2012, 12:27 PM
The Lions locked up WR Calvin Johnson on Wednesday with a seven-year extension worth $113.5 million, according to league source.

The contract includes an existing roster bonus of $4.5 million that was due in the final year of Johnsonís rookie contract. The bonus was due on the second day of the new league year, and the extension was not done in time to void the final year of his rookie contract. The full eight-year package is worth roughly $130 million.

The contract also includes $53 million guaranteed, with his $1.25 million base salary in 2012 as well as $36 million in signing and option bonuses guaranteed. There is $11.5 million in future salary guaranteed for injury only.

Johnson could void the deal after the sixth year, but the Lions could also buy those years back if they pay him $3.5 million and a guaranteed $7 million in future salary at the end of the contract.

Itís a complicated structure but itís a deal that had to happen. Johnson was set to count for more than $20 million against the salary cap, and the Lions had to create relief.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2012/03/14/lions-give-wr-johnson-53m-guaranteed-in-extension/

Scotty D
03-14-2012, 01:04 PM
http://i.imgur.com/vKnEe.gif

CashmoneyDrew
03-14-2012, 01:38 PM
https://p.twimg.com/An9kuyxCAAI5P49.jpg

I bet he and his agents' faces hurt from smiling so much.

D-Unit
03-14-2012, 01:41 PM
Still doesn't make him the #1 WR in fantasy football.

killxswitch
03-14-2012, 01:47 PM
Damn that completely breaks the mold. If any non-QB is worth it, it's probably Megatron. But I'm not sure any non-QB, or maybe any QB, is worth it.

WMD
03-14-2012, 01:48 PM
Still doesn't make him the #1 WR in fantasy football.
Typical Cowboys fan, he lives through Fantasy Football.. it's the only chance Cowboys fans have at enjoying some form of playoffs.

zachsaints52
03-14-2012, 01:49 PM
His agent (they usually make 9-10% right?) just made almost 13-14 mil.

I need to be a agent.

CashmoneyDrew
03-14-2012, 01:58 PM
His agent (they usually make 9-10% right?) just made almost 13-14 mil.

I need to be a agent.

I was under the impression most sports agents make like 3%.

descendency
03-14-2012, 02:14 PM
I was under the impression most sports agents make like 3%.

It varies per deal.

Obviously, a guy who basically walks in and signs UDFAs and late round picks won't get very much but may get a high percentage.

A guy who has a commodity like CJ may get a low percentage, because even 1% may be a million dollars.

Unbiased
03-14-2012, 02:20 PM
"That's a good video game contract"

-Chris Carter

soybean
03-14-2012, 02:22 PM
Megaton? isn't that your mom's nickname?

i'll see myself out...

whatadai
03-14-2012, 02:39 PM
Megaton? isn't that your mom's nickname?

i'll see myself out...

no, that's jamarcus russell's nickname.

FUNBUNCHER
03-14-2012, 02:51 PM
Damn he got paid like a quarterback.

D-Unit
03-14-2012, 02:57 PM
Typical Cowboys fan, he lives through Fantasy Football.. it's the only chance Cowboys fans have at enjoying some form of playoffs.
Typical Lions fan. Cute. He thinks WR is the most important position in football. Awwww...

Scotty D
03-14-2012, 03:12 PM
Typical Lions fan. Cute. He thinks WR is the most important position in football. Awwww...

http://i44.tinypic.com/2rw13pw.gif

CashmoneyDrew
03-14-2012, 03:19 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/2rw13pw.gif

You should have used the gif that showed him boxing out and soaring over a triple-team for the TD.

Scotty D
03-14-2012, 03:22 PM
I don't have that one. :/

ATLDirtyBirds
03-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Besides the QB position, today's game is all about matchups. When you're immensly productive and the biggest matchup nightmare in the world, you're going to get paid.

And to echo most others, glad for Calvin. Loved him ever since scouting him. It's nice to see him become dominant and get paid like he's worth. I still remember the Falcons could have traded up for him. :(

D-Unit
03-14-2012, 03:36 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/2rw13pw.gif
2 words: Terence Newman

georgiafan
03-14-2012, 03:55 PM
If the lions would have drafted Jason Smith or Aaron Curry then he doesnt sign this deal.

703SKINS202
03-14-2012, 04:49 PM
Still doesn't make him the #1 WR in fantasy football.
Who's better?

Also stop bashing Lions fans you sound so butt hurt.

Vaylor
03-14-2012, 05:42 PM
They will now have to give a similar contract to Matt Stafford. Sheesh.

LonghornsLegend
03-14-2012, 05:48 PM
Typical Cowboys fan, he lives through Fantasy Football.. it's the only chance Cowboys fans have at enjoying some form of playoffs.



:(



Dont be an angry beaver because you were still trying to draft Steve Slaton last year.


I also love this deal for Detroit, it would be different if they were still searching for a franchise QB but with Stafford this deal is money in the bank. He proved his worth posting elite seasons with crap at QB, then he finally got a real QB and blew up.


I also don't think this last season was his best season he'll have.

Bengalsrocket
03-14-2012, 05:50 PM
As a Cincinnati fan, I'm scared of what AJ Green is going to want after his rookie contract now :(

703SKINS202
03-14-2012, 05:55 PM
As a Cincinnati fan, I'm scared of what AJ Green is going to want after his rookie contract now :(
He's the best prospect since Calvin at the position. If he puts up those numbers in year 3, are you really going to care? Are people forgetting the cap number goes up almost every year?

Complex
03-14-2012, 06:00 PM
I wonder how much Kenny Britt is going to get after he blows up with Jake Locker.... or Peyton Manning.

Bengalsrocket
03-14-2012, 06:20 PM
He's the best prospect since Calvin at the position. If he puts up those numbers in year 3, are you really going to care? Are people forgetting the cap number goes up almost every year?

Mike Brown is notorious for low balling his player's contracts (except Carson for some reason). I'm concerned with Brown's ability to figure out how much we need a WR like Green :P

JRTPlaya21
03-14-2012, 06:46 PM
You? No... :smug:

Hahahahaha still a Redskins fan obviously just wish great success for Stafford & Calvin.

bucfan12
03-15-2012, 08:58 PM
Damn he got paid like a quarterback.

I'm still convinced he made Stafford a lot better than he actually is.

bucfan12
03-15-2012, 09:00 PM
5 years ago, I'll never forget this: Tampa can have the Lions #2 pick if they trade the 4th overall, and there 2 2nd rounders in 2007 draft/.

Bucs denied the opportunity of a lifetime :(

Scotty D
03-15-2012, 09:07 PM
5 years ago, I'll never forget this: Tampa can have the Lions #2 pick if they trade the 4th overall, and there 2 2nd rounders in 2007 draft/.

Bucs denied the opportunity of a lifetime :(

That would have been a disaster for the Lions. They would have ended up with Gaines Adams (RIP) and Millen would have blown the second rounders.