|07-29-2005, 07:26 AM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
Deuce Signs $50 Million 8 Year Deal With Saints
$14.55 million over the first two years of the deal. Makes him the second highest paid RB.
McAllister to become NFL's second-highest paid RB
NEW ORLEANS -- Deuce McAllister agreed to a seven-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, a deal the star running back said will make him one of the NFL's highest paid players at his position.
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports that McAllister's new deal is eight years, $50.1 million, including $12.5 million in signing and option bonuses. The contract includes $3.1 million in escalators that McAllister can achieve in the third year based on performance to push the total to $53.2 million.
McAllister will make $14.55 million over the first two years of the deal, $18.4 million over the first three, $23.1 million over the first four and $28.2 million over the first five, Clayton reports.
"I basically know that they're putting everything on my shoulders and I'm big enough that I can carry it," McAllister said. "I want the pressure. I want the ball because I want to get us in the playoffs where we haven't been."
The Saints haven't played in the postseason since drafting McAllister out of Mississippi in the first-round in 2001.
The deal was announced a half-hour before the Saints' first mandatory meeting of training camp, although McAllister said he never planned to hold out.
"I wanted to be out here with the guys and I wanted to continue to prepare," said McAllister, who did hold out his rookie season. "I didn't want to dampen anything by being a hold out or being disruptive and basically just messing up the whole flow of what they've been working on."
|07-29-2005, 07:34 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Broncos get better production from their RBs for a small fraction of that cost. When will these teams learn that throwing ridiculous money at the position is often a losing proposition?
|07-29-2005, 07:38 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2003
Seems to me the broncos are saving money on cap space for other higher profile longer shelf like players.
|07-29-2005, 07:49 AM||#4|
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