Larry Fitzgerald Gets Paid

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.”

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