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Motion
07-17-2007, 01:37 PM
Calvin Johnson wants $30 mil guarantee from Lions? (http://detroitnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070717/SPORTS0101/707170323/1004/SPORTS)

The Lions' most difficult negotiations will be with their first-round pick, wide receiver Calvin Johnson . He was drafted second overall, and indications are agent Bus Cook -- whose stable of clients includes Packers quarterback Brett Favre -- will ask for a deal that includes close to $30 million in guaranteed money. -- Detroit News

Just Win Baby
07-17-2007, 02:25 PM
god damn, contacts are getting out of control in sports.

arsenal
07-17-2007, 02:37 PM
these rookie contracts are especially getting out of hand...

Mindwarp
07-17-2007, 02:43 PM
they really need NBA style rookie contracts.

Stitches
07-17-2007, 02:51 PM
they really need NBA style rookie contracts.

Yea they do. Everyone would be signed on time that way.

playmaker1
07-17-2007, 03:22 PM
Crazy admount of money. But he will probably get it.

I agree with Mindwarp and Stiches though, They need to be able to control it somehow. But you have to remember. Football contracts can be termed at anytime. I don't blame some guys making sure they get their gauranteed money.

Stitches
07-17-2007, 03:28 PM
Crazy admount of money. But he will probably get it.

I agree with Mindwarp and Stiches though, They need to be able to control it somehow. But you have to remember. Football contracts can be termed at anytime. I don't blame some guys making sure they get their gauranteed money.

That could be built into the slotted contracts though.

playmaker1
07-17-2007, 03:44 PM
That could be built into the slotted contracts though.
It can be. But like I said. I would want to make sure I have some guarante. If you look at the average NFL career, I would want to make sure if I get all beat up for a few season that me and my family are set.

Not that I think Johnson is only looking at a few season.

Skeet84
07-17-2007, 03:48 PM
they really need NBA style rookie contracts.



Yeah i agree also.

Alex44
07-17-2007, 03:50 PM
One thing everyone is overlooking:


You would have to pay me a hell of a lot to play for Detroit. It's pretty much saying that you are on a team that will never ever ever win anything.

playmaker1
07-17-2007, 03:51 PM
One thing everyone is overlooking:


You would have to pay me a hell of a lot to play for Detroit. It's pretty much saying that you are on a team that will never ever ever win anything.

:lol: but they are going to win ten plus games so say Kitna!

SabanHater
07-18-2007, 12:31 PM
Man, these rookies friggn' crack me up.
Live up to a contract first, little punk.

Martel
07-18-2007, 02:38 PM
I agree that contract are getting out of hand but I sort of understand the NFL players asking for more guaranteed money considering the very high risk of injury. It's the only sport where the majority of contracts are not guaranteed. I understand these guys wanting the guartanteed loot

Vertical Limit
07-18-2007, 03:17 PM
I agree with Alex. Let's not forget that the Lions do have a bad history developing wide receivers. They drafted highly talented prospects in Charles Rodgers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams in the last 5 seasons, and only one has paned out to be good.

As a receiver drafted in this Detroit organization, I too would try to get as much money as possible because there is very little guarantee that you can succeed with a team with the type of history they have developing receivers.

Anety613
07-19-2007, 10:08 AM
I think its INSANE how much these rookies are getting paid. Some of them turn out to be busts and your team has just invested $50-60 million on top picks. They should all prove themselves in their rookie seasons and then base their contracts on that. Some of these rookies that get drafted high in the draft make more money than deserving veterans.

wazzy
07-19-2007, 10:24 AM
The rookie contracts our ridiculous but if I had to give 30 million in guaranteed money to any rookie then Calvin Johnson would definately be my frist pick!

playmaker1
07-19-2007, 01:41 PM
Here's something.
CJ wants $30 mil guaranteed.
Last season Marques Colston Signed a three-year contract. 2007: $360,000, 2008: $445,000, 2009: Restricted Free Agent.

Who do you think will have the better rookie season? CJ this season, or Colston last season? Now factoring that pay check kind of makes you think.

But I think Alex is right, playing in Detroit is a big factor in all of this too.