Fitzgerald has 120 million reasons to celebrate
“Show me the money” worked for fictional Cardinals receiver Rod Tidwell. It worked for actual Cardinal Larry Fitzgerald as well.
The five-time Pro Bowler has, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, agreed to a eight year, $120 million deal with $50 million guaranteed. The deal is largest in the NFL, surpassing Peyton Manning‘s five year, $90 million contract.
When news of the deal broke Fitzgerald said “To have to talk about it on the business side is a little bit uncomfortable, but I am really happy to put it behind us.”
Kurt Warner, Fitzgerald’s quarterback when Arizona played in the Super Bowl reacted to the contract on Twitter “Dude, split that new deal w/ me & I will CONSIDER coming back? Either way, I think u owe me a piece of the pie! Congrats!”
Of course Tidwell didn’t get paid like Fitzgerald. “Rod Tidwell’s contract extension paid him $11M over four years (inflation adjusted $15.8M),” CNBC’s Darren Rovell tweeted. “Fitzgerald gets avg of $15M/year.”