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Title: $100 million contracts but who collects...
Post by: B on March 02, 2013, 02:08:10 PM
Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a six-year, $120.6 million contract that will make the quarterback the highest-paid player in NFL history, a source familiar with the deal told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.

Unable to Cash In http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9006059/joe-flacco-baltimore-ravens-reach-agreement-according-source (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9006059/joe-flacco-baltimore-ravens-reach-agreement-according-source)
 
There is a chance Joe Flacco could play out his entire contract and earn the full $120.6 million. But of the eight $100 million contracts that are no longer active, the closest who reached the mark was Brett Favre, who received approximately $55 million.


Highest Maximum Value of Contracts in NFL History
 
Player - Total Value - Est. Amount Earned
 
Calvin Johnson - $132M - $21.8M>>
Michael Vick - $130M - $44.0M
Larry Fitzgerald - $120M - $19.3M>>
Carson Palmer - $119M - $50.8M
Donovan McNabb - $115M - $51.0M
Drew Bledsoe - $103M - $30.7M
Daunte Culpepper - $102M - $28.4M
Brett Favre - $100M - $54.6M
Adrian Peterson - $100M - $19.6M>>
Albert Haynesworth - $100M - $34.8M
Michael Vick - $100M - $32.5M
Mario Williams - $100M - $25.0M>>
Drew Brees - $100M - $40.0M>>

 
Bold >> Still playing under terms of contract
 -- ESPN Stats & Information
Title: Re: $100 million contracts but who collects...
Post by: B on March 02, 2013, 02:13:22 PM
It is interesting that Michael Vick has signed two $100,000,000 plus contracts and has collected the most

$44 million off of one and $32.5 million of the other for a total of $76.5 million

followed by:
Brett Favre $54.6 million
Donovan McNabb $51 million
Carson Palmer $50.8 million
Title: Re: $100 million contracts but who collects...
Post by: JimATX on March 02, 2013, 06:28:15 PM
Where did you get those #'s from? Favre played 7 years under his $100mm deal and collected ~ $75mm, not the $54.6mm you listed.
Title: Re: $100 million contracts but who collects...
Post by: B on March 02, 2013, 07:00:08 PM
-- ESPN Stats & Information

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9006059/joe-flacco-baltimore-ravens-reach-agreement-according-source
 (http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9006059/joe-flacco-baltimore-ravens-reach-agreement-according-source)
Title: Re: $100 million contracts but who collects...
Post by: JimATX on March 04, 2013, 06:42:21 AM
A surprise I know, but ESPN got it wrong...

@adbrandt
Did a $100M deal with Brett Favre in 2001. He played on it through 2007, then it was assigned to the Jets in trade in 2008.

@adbrandt
Brett made $74.5M on that contract before Jets terminated it off reserve/retired.