We’re noticing an interesting trend early on in this non-free agency free agency period: almost everyone is staying put.
Specifically, Weddle has reportedly agreed to sign a five-year, $40 million contract with $19 million guaranteed. And while that’s a lot of money, everyone seems to be getting a lot of it early on in this negotiation period. At this point, $19 million guaranteed feels average. We’re very quickly becoming desensitized to these massive contracts, if it hasn’t already happened.
This is the new NFL. It’s not very different from the old NFL. Eric Weddle might be a 26-year-old All-Pro, but I still find it hard to believe that he now makes more than Troy Polamalu and Ed Reed.
UPDATE: Weddle is the highest-paid non-rookie safety in NFL history. Stupid insane rookie contracts…
GLS MOVE RATING: 6.5/10