WR Calvin Johnson signs for $132 million

Lions make Calvin Johnson NFL’s highest-paid receiver in the NFL

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That is ridiculous money but if I'm Calvin, I would be saying yes, yes yes all the way to the bank. :o

Calvin Johnson is one of the elite receivers and often at the top, but this is still surprising.

Whereas since the 1990s everyone has been looking for "the next Michael Irvin" and some top receivers have emerged in that mold, now everyone is looking for the next Calvin Johnson in the drafts. Demaryius Thomas of the Broncos, also out of Georgia Tech like Johnson, might get there after his first season starting some games after battling a foot injury for awhile. Vincent Jackson is still improving after three solid seasons of his up-and-down career in chaotic San Diego.

Also out of that new mold of the bigger receiver are a few highly mobile tight ends have emerged such as Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Vernon Davis, and Jermichael Finley; however, there is no such mobile tight end this season let alone a guy in the clear mold of Calvin Johnson. These four guys except Vernon Davis were overlooked by teams in their draft mind you.

This is already the most active free agent season in years, with more money flying around than ever due to the league's record success, due to the disruption last year that lasted all the way into early August.

The first two rounds of the NFL draft on 26 and 27 April should also be better this year than last year.

The overall talent pool seems a bit deeper and is especially deep at OL,DT, and WR. http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/pros ... gs/2012/WR

That's exactly why most people who do not watch or care for the league such as yours truly gets further turned off.
How can any fan relate to this obscene salary?
While with the CFL and the average salary at around $75k and with the quality of the entertainment package second to none makes it so unique.

While with the CFL and the average salary at around $75k and with the quality of the entertainment package second to none makes it so unique

Not according to seymour ArgoT! :wink:

similar sentiments here Earl.
I don't blame Calvin for taking the money, as I would in a heartbeat.

If they offer it, I will come. :stuck_out_tongue:

I hate to break this to you ... but .. if the CFL actually made any money you can guarantee that the players salaries would rise along with it .
quality of the entertainment ? your just biased and that's ok it's all personal preference but i have seen some really really boring lackluster games in the CFL.

Every single player in the league wishes they could make some cash and if the CFL ever does make any money (which is doubtful anytime soon) then you will have all the fun of players strikes and lockouts outrageous contracts and all sorts of other fun .. maybe even some media attention

I’ve seen boring lacklustre NFL games south of the border but it’s the NFL in the US of A with access to a huge television market. Trying to compare Canada with the US is simply ridiculous but you seem to like to do this, and I’m proud of what we can do in Canada with our limited resources and hopefully you are the same.

Keep putting the CFL down if you want, that’s your choice, but I’m proud of what we have done in this country with our small population and having a pro league we can call our own.

You sound like a councillor in Hamilton who said why should be do anything with a stadium for the Cats when the Bills are so popular in southern Ontario. I guess he didn’t get the memo that he is a councillor in Hamilton and the NFL isn’t coming to Hamilton. I mean with this person’s logic, why do anything when the the big US of A is so close and Toronto so close, we may as well pack up our bags and move out of loserville Hamilton. But he did vote for IWS2 so I’ll give him credit for that, he finally realized he is a councillor in Hamilton, must have had a big brain wave or something. :roll: :roll:

You sound like a councillor in Hamilton who said why should be do anything with a stadium for the Cats when the Bills are so popular in southern Ontario.
which councilor stated this Earl?

I believe it was Pasuta.

Yes Picat.

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Calvin Johnson's contract broken down in cash money figures.

Basically that means more than ever that we can take the contract headlines with a grain of salt given the complex and inflated nature of the terms of most of these big contracts.