Will Cliff Avril be able to get a Mario Williams type of contract this off-season? (Credit: AP Photo)
Yesterday, we told you that unless the Detroit Lions want to use a franchise tag on Cliff Avril, for the second straight season, he will likely hit the free agency market. Avril also said that is his 50-50 about whether or not he will re-sign with the Detroit Lions.
Now, the defense end is talking about what kind of contract he might get if he enters free agency.
The answer is, rather shocking. The 27 year old believes he could get a Mario Williams type of contract.
Mario Williams signed a six-year, $100 million contract last season with the Buffalo Bills that guaranteed him $50 million.
“Anything is possible,” Avril said, via mLive.com. “I would love to get Mario’s deal. Who wouldn’t? Those are some great numbers. My thing is I want to keep getting better. I’m still young. I’m only 26 years old. The sky is the limit as far as that. Those are some great numbers, hopefully we can get somewhere near there.”
I highly doubt that Cliff Avril gets a Mario Williams type of contract, but if he does not re-sign with the Lions, he should command a hefty price next season.
Last season Avril 9.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles and should be a top free agent available this off-season if he hits the open market.
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