Nate Burleson famously once asked: Where the cash at?
The answer: Detroit.
Burleson agreed to terms with the Lions just two hours into free agency. (So much for letting the Seahawks match an offer.) Scout’s Adam Caplan first had the news; ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it’s a five-year deal.
It’s a risky move for the Lions, who are desperate to find wide receiver help for Matthew Stafford after Calvin Johnson. Burleson has been wildly inconsistent in his career, and isn’t known for his attention to detail.
The Lions went a similar route in free agency last year, signing Bryant Johnson to middling results.
UPDATE: The deal is for five-years, $25 million. $11 million is guaranteed. Wow.
UPDATE II: In case the “wow” didn’t make it clear, we think that’s an awful contract for Detroit.