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NFL Free Agency
The Giants are dancing around Cruz’s new contract. Victor is Cruzin’ for other offers. NFL free agency is filled with esoteric terms like “first round tender” and everybody pretends like they know what it means. A breakdown of the whole situation after the jump. Who knows, you might learn something…
The “Is Joe Flacco Elite?” question actually means something now, because the Super Bowl XLVII MVP needs a new contract. It seems safe to assume he’ll get a fat one. But how much will he get, and how much does he deserve after producing perhaps the greatest quarterback performance for a QB of all-time? An investigation, after the jump.
Someone finally got Kevin Kolb! The Arizona Cardinals confirmed that the NFL is a quarterback-starved league when they traded him to the Eagles for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second round draft pick, then signed him to a $63 million contract… even though he has only seven career starts. But don’t worry, Cardinals fans, I’m sure your team’s history of good luck with young quarterbacks will ensure that this gamble pays off.
Soon after Santonio Holmes agreed upon a big, fat five-year contract with the New York Jets, he tweeted a picture of himself downing a bottle of 2002 Louis Roederer Cristal. Because it’s 2011, that picture then covered the front page of the New York Post.
The average price of said bottle is $500. But since Holmes will make at least $24 million over the next five years, it probably didn’t leave much of a dent in his wallet.
As the NFL lockout appeared to be coming to an end on Monday, your television was likely filled with NFL analysts breathlessly telling you how there would soon be an “unprecedented” amount of free agent activity. Well, today the floodgates have been opened, and yes, there is an insane amount of activity going on.
Mark Herzlich, a 2008 All-American linebacker who came back from a rare form of bone cancer to record 65 tackles for Boston College in 2010, has been signed by the New York Giants. As CBS Sports’ Will Brinson notes, if the Giants were to allow Herzlich to sprint on to the field with the American flag on 9/11, America might explode. [Mark Herzlich]