Steelers MMQB: NFL Offseason News
Jan 4, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) prior to facing the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Wild Card Playoff Game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
What We Learned This Week in the NFL Offseason:
- Miami Dolphins to sign Ndamukong Suh for big money
- Chris Johnson shot
- Shady McCoy reaches new deal with Bills
- Eagles making moves
- Steelers quiet for start of free agent negotiations
So much for the “legal tampering” part of the free agency period. Teams were allowed to start negotiations with players who will become free agents on Saturday but it seems like deals are already getting done left and right. The NFL free agency period is already in full swing and it hasn’t actually officially started yet.
Dolphins snag Suh
Ndamukong Suh will reportedly sign a record-breaking contract with the Miami Dolphins, once they’re allowed to sign him of course and also once they clear enough space for his massive contract. The details being reported by ESPN’s Chris Mortensen are that Suh’s contract will be $114 million for six years, with $60 million guaranteed.
The contract will give Suh the largest contract ever signed by a defensive player, breaking the contract J.J. Watt signed last offseason with the Texans. There’s also a crap-ton of guaranteed money on that deal as well. The Dolphins can desperately use the pass rushing abilities of Suh, not to mention having him go up against Tom Brady twice a year. That should be fun to watch.
Next: Chris Johnson shot