The Detroit Lions have just shocked the world (Detroit fans) and re-signed superstar WR Calvin Johnson for 8years/$130M, with $60M guaranteed! This makes Calvin the highest paid receiver in the game and the man we call Megatron, a Lion until for life. The Lions announced this earlier this morning and confirmed this live at 1pm today at their press conference. Watch VIDEO
The announcement couldn’t have come at a better time for Detroit fans, and we can all take a deep breath after keeping the best player in the game on the Lions. The move came only one day after Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh and Nate Burleson restructured their contracts to free up some money for the organization. With Calvin’s resigning today, the Lions will have free’d up about $10M more in salary cap space. Which can only mean good things for us being able to keep Backus and maybe even has some money to get Middle linebacker Stephen Tullochh as well?
No matter what the Lions decide to do with the extra money, Tom Lewand and GM Martin Mayhew are winning over Detroit fans like crazy with what they have done in only 4 years in the front office. I can’t speak for all of Detroit fans, but they have done something for myself that I didn’t think was possible.. and won over my trust with this move.
Congrats Calvin you deserve it!
Thank you to the front office…you have proven yourselves!
To the other 31 teams in the NFL…GAME ON NEXT YEAR!
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The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed their star WR, Calvin Johnson, to a seven-year extension deal. The contract is worth $132 million and includes $60 million guaranteed. This is the richest deal given to a wide receiver, surpassing the $120 million dollar deal that Larry Fitzgerald...
The Detroit Lions have locked up WR Calvin Johnson for the next 7 years. Johnson and the Lions have come to terms on a $132 million deal, with $60 million guaranteed. That officially gives Johnson the biggest contract in NFL history, surpassing Larry Fitzgerald’s contract with the Cardinals. Johnson is only 26 and is coming off one of [...]
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Calvin Johnson just got the richest deal in NFL history. The Detroit Lions signed their star receiver to a 7 year, $132 million extension this morning with $60 million guaranteed.
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Calvin Johnson, also known as Megatron, signed the riches contract in NFL history on Wednesday. The 6-5, 236-pound receiver’s deal is worth a whopping $132 million with $60 million guaranteed...
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