Some might be surprised at the money, but no one should be surprised at the amount after the deal the Bears gave Marshall. Though Marshall was for three years with higher guarantees as this article indicates: .... includes $23 million in guarantees, per a source informed of the pact. The wideout will earn $15 million in Year 1, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported. From: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200...ion-with-bears
More on the Marshal contract in which the total possible payout is $40 million. http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/...andon-marshall
Don't see how the Packers can keep Cobb now. But football contracts, who knows.
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson reportedly wanted $10 million per season on his next deal, and that's just about what he got in his new four-year, $39 million extension, which includes an $11.5 million signing bonus and $14.2 million guaranteed, confirms CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport first tweeted the news Saturday morning.
Nelson, who was entering the final year of his contract, has quietly been one of the league's best receivers; in 2013 he had 85 receptions for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns, and was the league's No. 2 pass catcher, according to Football Outsiders' efficiency metric.
Since 2011, Nelson has hauled in 202 passes for 3,322 yards and 30 scores. At 29, he's the same age as Greg Jennings and James Jones when the Packers chose to let them leave in free agency.